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Andrea Tantaros's Lawsuit Against Fox News Is OMG WTF INSANE!
VANQUISH THEM, ANDREA.
UH OH, SHOTS FIRED! Remember how we told you earlier this month that former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros was also coming forward to say that ousted Fox head Roger Ailes got his slimy meat-goblin goo all over her bikini? Yes, it was not just Gretchen Carlson! In fact, we hear a LOT of ladies get sexually harassed over at the Foxes. Anyway, we also explained our long-running joke about how somebody Googles "Andrea Tantaros bikini" and clicks on Wonkette every single day, usually around lunchtime. We always assumed it was Andrea Googling herself, but now we know it was probably Ailes.
Anyway, now she is suing the ALL THE FUCKERS:
Andrea Tantaros, a former Fox News host, charged in a lawsuit filed Monday that top executives at the network, including the man who replaced Roger Ailes, punished her for complaining about sexual harassment by Mr. Ailes. [...]
“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,” Ms. Tantaros’s suit says.
EW. We don't want to hear about how Fox News is "sex-fueled," because from the details in our earlier story, we already knew Ailes specifically made remarks about how good Andrea probably looked in a bikini, and that he tried to press his gross mass of a semi-human body on her. Is it even worse than that? Yes, yes it is, because this lawsuit is FUCKING INSANE.
[wonkbar]<a href="https: //wonkette.substack.com/p/roger-ailes-slimed-all-over-andrea-tantaros-and-her-bikini"></a>[/wonkbar]For instance, one of the people besides Ailes who is named as a harasser is Bill O'Reilly, because oh gosh what a surprise that a guy who's been tied up in court for beating his ex-wife might be a sexist bastard at work too -- OH haha, we are just kidding, we did not forget about the time he was ALREADY a sexist bastard at work and got sued for all the falafels. We hope you didn't just eat lunch:
[C]ommencing in February 2016, Bill O’Reilly (“O’Reilly”), whom Tantaros had considered to be a good friend and a person from whom she sought career guidance, started sexually harassing her by,
inter alia , (a) asking her to come to stay with him on Long Island where it would be “very private,” and (b) telling her on more than one occasion that he could “see [her] as a wild girl,” and that he believed that she had a “wild side.”
In our earlier piece we noted a letter from Tantaros that named four male on-air personalities as sex perverts with wandering hands and mouths (or whatever they did). They were described as "two on-air contributors, a correspondent and a host." So the "host" is BillO, we guess!
The "correspondent" seems to be John Roberts, who liked to ask Tantaros things like, "Have you frozen your eggs?" HOW CHARMING!
We also learn Ailes was always wanting to know if Greg Gutfeld is a gay homosexual, or if Dana Perino is a lesbyterian. (We just want to know if her husband is still arrested! ) Ailes also allegedly wanted to know if Gutfeld and Perino were fucking, or maybe if Eric Bolling was fucking Kimberly Guilfoyle. Speaking of her:
Ailes also forced Tantaros to suffer through his demeaning comments about other Fox News employees, such as Ailes’s statement to Tantaros that Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle was a “Puerto Rican whore."
Want to know another fun thing? Fox News employees aren't the only ones named in the suit! In fact, naked former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown's name comes up. We're guessing his naked dick popped up too, from what Tantaros alleges:
On or about August 18, 2015, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (“Brown”) appeared on Outnumbered. Brown made a number of sexually inappropriate comments to Tantaros on set, including, and in a suggestive manner, that Tantaros “would be fun to go to a nightclub with.” After the show was over, Brown snuck up behind Tantaros while she was purchasing lunch and put his hands on her lower waist. She immediately pulled back, telling Brown to “stop.”
Tantaros complained to the bigwigs, and asked them not to book Brown on the show anymore. They were like "OK" and continued to put him on the show. In the same vein (and now we are thinking about dick veins, I don't know why, I am sorry), Tantaros asked not to go on gross ol' alleged harasser Bill O'Reilly's show, because of how he was a gross ol' alleged harasser, and ONE TIME they said "yes you do not have to." Princes!
Basically, the entire gist of the suit -- aside from a bunch of stuff at the end about how the network fucked her on sales and promotion for a book she wrote -- is that Andrea Tantaros complained about these things, to multiple people, at least one million times, and for her efforts, was rewarded with being ignored, demoted, and blacklisted. OH, and apparently the network planted unfavorable social media posts and "news" stories about her, in other outlets.
A common practice, according to the suit, was "sock puppeting," where Fox would use a "sock puppet" Twitter account to either make Tantaros look bad, or "sexualize [her] image," as in one instance with actor Dean Cain, who "inappropriately hugged her" on set, at which point Irena Briganti, head of publicity for Fox, "arranged for a picture of the hug to be tweeted ... with the caption: 'Things Heating Up Between Andrea Tantaros And Dean Cain.'" Irena sounds like a real great feminist to us, don't you think?
And the new co-president of Fox News, Bill Shine, was allegedly a huge part of the cover-up:
In April 2015, the lawsuit states, Ms. Tantaros met with Bill Shine, then a senior news executive and close aide to Mr. Ailes. She said that she told him about the meetings with Mr. Ailes and asked if he had told the head of publicity for Fox News, Irena Briganti, to go after her. The lawsuit claims that Mr. Shine “told Tantaros that Briganti is like a rabid dog on a chain that we can’t control. Sometimes that dog gets off the chain.” Then, pointing to a picture of Mr. Ailes on a magazine cover, the lawsuit charges, Mr. Shine told her that “this powerful man has faith in Irena Briganti” and that Ms. Tantaros “needs to let this one go.”
Yay, Bill Shine sounds just great, and we can totally see why he got that big promotion. We bet he will really change the sexist, rapey culture of Fox News, you betcha, uh huh, boy howdy.
Though we do not apologize for any of the seven million times we have made fun of Andrea Tantaros for being a big D-U-M, we wish her all the luck in the world in suing the shitfire out of Roger Ailes and all these other pig turds. She's seeking damages of AT LEAST $49 million, on all the multiple counts in her suit. SUE THEM TO DEATH, GIRL. And then, we don't know, buy them in a foreclosure auction and sell them to us. We got fifty dollars and a sandwich with your name all over it.
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