It seems only cosmically fitting that a day after the late Roger Ailes is honored in a memoriam feature at The Emmys that Gretchen Carlson announces a new book tour pertaining to the sexual harassment lawsuit that netted her millions after Fox News did not renew her show in 2016.
In October, the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative will host Carlson at a speaker event in Tyson’s Corner, Va. Carlson will talk about her new book Be Fierce – Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back. She also talk about what happened to her at Fox News.
Carlson walked off the set, as the release puts it, in 2016. In the fall of 2016, 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, settled the lawsuit Carlson lodged against Ailes with a whopping $20 million payout. Ailes consistently denied all allegations of sexual harassment.
“The former Miss America, and mother of two, who became a star news anchor at FOX never imagined that she would become the face of the issue,” the release from the women’s group states. “But after she stood up, walked out, and spoke out, employees all over the world began to take the leap of truth and take back their lives, careers, and dignity, forever changing the way people fight harassment and anything else holding them back.”
The statement calls her “one of the most successful and recognized news anchors.” She hosted FNC’s “Real Story” for three years and “Fox & Friends” for seven years before that.
Carlson’s first book, Getting Real, became a NYT bestseller in 2015.