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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Once Again Ails Fox

Dec. 14, 2016, 5:59 PM

A TV news reporter sued Twentieth-Century Fox Inc. alleging Fox News’ then-CEO Roger Ailes initially turned her away from a job in New York because she rejected his sexual advances (Ujkic v. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., S.D.N.Y., No. 1:16-cv-09608, complaint filed 12/13/16).

The lawsuit filed yesterday by Lidia Curanaj names Fox, a few subsidiary companies and a former supervisor as defendants. It doesn’t name Ailes. This differs from litigation filed in July by former Fox News Channel host Gretchen Carlson. She brought her case only against Ailes.

Ailes’ attorneys said Carlson’s contract included an arbitration agreement that required ...