Former Fox News commentator Sally Kohn revealed to Politico on Wednesday that she was sexually harassed by the network’s former chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes.
“I go into Roger’s office and he tells me I have pretty eyes,” Kohn said of her first meeting with Ailes, right before she began working for Fox. “Five times in like five minutes.”
Kohn said another incident occurred as she was getting ready to leave her job at Fox. “He told me again how pretty my eyes are several times and then he told me — I can’t say this straight-faced – ‘I mean, you’re so beautiful. Men must not know what to do with you,’” Kohn, who is gay, recounted.
The liberal political pundit reportedly did not take action following the statements because she was “more distracted by the things he was saying about Obama and Muslims” to fully comprehend his remarks to her.
Ailes was accused by several women at Fox News of sexual harassment and misconduct and resigned in July of 2016. He died last May at age 77. Kohn now works at CNN.
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