Ex-Fox News legal analyst Tamara Holder, who signed a confidentiality agreement as part of her sexual harassment settlement, said that Fox News has paid out “hundreds of millions of dollars” of investors’ money to settle sex abuse cases.
Holder told CNN that she was allowed to speak out now because of disparaging and maligning comments made by Fox News owner Ruper Murdoch:
Fox News ruined people’s lives, He [Murdoch] ruined my life. I don’t have a job in TV anymore because the place that he has secured down like Fort Knox allowed abusive predators to work. That is not nonsense, this is people’s lives.
He said it wasn’t just Roger Ailes. Well, we don’t need to name names, we know it wasn’t just Roger. He said “nothing more since then” — that’s a lie. We also know that Bill O’Reilly paid $30 million plus to somebody and, of course, they rehired him after that.
Holder said that she gave up her legal career to go work for Fox News in New York:
[Murdoch] says there are cases that amounted to flirting. Let me be clear. I had a man pull out his penis in his office and shove my head on it. That was not flirting, that was criminal. That was not sexual harassment… I’m not the only case, there are women who can’t speak out…
Either Mr. Murdoch is a liar or he’s delusional and old and needs to get out. If you’re an investor, you need to decide, do you want your money with a man who has continued to lie to you for the past 20 years, your money, hundreds of millions of dollars of your money has gone to women over and over and over again. and we’ve been told that we have to shut up…
I want to be on TV talking about the things that — we want to talk about what we were paid to talk about on TV. For me, it was law. I had a sports show. But I’m stuck here, talking about this, because there are people like Rupert Murdoch who continue to deny that we were abused, that we were, our careers were destroyed, our lives were destroyed. And this is not political, this is people’s lives.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)