Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson‘s sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is ending in a settlement between Carlson and Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox Corporation.
Carlson will be receiving a $20 million settlement, part of which Ailes—who was reported to have received a $40 million severance when he resigned from Fox—will be required to pay. As part of the terms, Carlson will not bring any additional lawsuits against Fox News or other Fox News executives, according to Vanity Fair, which first reported the story.
In announcing the settlement, 21st Century Fox wrote, “We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”
Carlson, who provided her own statement, wrote:
I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace. I want to thank all the brave women who came forward to tell their own stories and the many people across the country who embraced and supported me in their #StandWithGretchen. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered and rewarded.
Carlson’s suit may be over, but the New York Times reports that Fox News is dealing with settlement discussions with others at Fox News.