Before he died last May, Fox News founder Roger Ailes did more than undress women with his eyes. According to an amended lawsuit, he secretly recorded his female employees as they undressed.
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros, who first filed suit against her old employer in August 2016, is doubling down with new accusations. (Her first suit was thrown out.)
“Tantaros said Ailes had a closed circuit television system installed to watch women as they changed outfits” at the mandatory “trunk shows” held by the network’s wardrobe department, reported the New York Daily News.
“The dresses were pre-selected for the women by the wardrobe department before their arrival; pants were not an option,” said the updated complaint.
The suit also alleged that the network spent millions of dollars on surveillance measures, aiming to crackdown on anyone who “challenged the Fox News regime.”
“Fox News is a company that isn’t afraid to spy, hack, bully or weaponize any tool or method at its disposal,” the complaint said.
In a second federal lawsuit, Tantaros accused Fox News of hacking her computer and stalking her on social media, said The Wrap.
“A simple Google search will pull up manipulated images of Tantaros or photos of overweight or out of shape women who are not Ms. Tantaros, nor do they look anything like Tantaros, but the photos are deliberately tagged with her name,” said the complaint.
“Upon information and belief, these photoshopped images and pictures were posted and circulated by Fox News, but can only be exposed during a rigorous discovery process of the Murdoch media medusa, much like the genesis of the sock puppetry and fake websites.”
In response to the allegations, Fox News issued a statement Thursday saying, “Fox News moved for sanctions against the lawyer who filed Andrea Tantaros’ original lawsuit and he has since withdrawn. None of the four lawyers currently representing Tantaros in the action signed her new complaint, which she purports to have written herself. Her outlandish claims lack any factual basis.”