Fox News chief allegedly referred to Stacey Dash as ‘the black girl’
In a lawsuit leveled by Andrea Tantaros against former Fox News head Roger Ailes, Tantaros claimed that in addition to sexual harassment, Fox employees were subjected to several derogatory comments based on race or sexual orientation.
“Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny,” Tantaros claimed in the suit.
According to Tantaros, Ailes once said, “Harris [Faulkner] has to be careful. She has the tendency to look like the angry black woman.”
Tantaros also recalled once after she and Stacey Dash had clashed on air when Ailes said to her, “I heard you were mean to the black girl.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle, host of “The Five,” was reportedly called by Ailes a “Puerto Rican wh*re,” “easy,” and a “Puerto Rican street fighter.” Tantaros also alleged that Ailes asked her if Guilfoyle was sleeping with her co-host Eric Bolling.
Tantaros also claimed that Ailes was obsessed with the sexuality of the Fox hosts, asking if Greg Gutfeld was gay or if Dana Perino was lesbian before he asked if they were “sleeping together.”
The New York Daily News notes that Ailes also happens to be good friends with Donald Trump, who has described Ailes as “a very, very good person.”
More than 7 women have accused Ailes of harassment. Dash has not commented on the allegations in the suit. In December, she was suspended by the network for using profanity on air when talking about President Obama.