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Report: Fox News Settles With Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal


"We sincerely regret and apologize..."

Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson speaks onstage during a 'Fireside Chat on Persecuted' panel at Variety's Purpose: The Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit in association with Rogers And Cowan at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Variety)

Fox News has reportedly settled with former anchor and alleged sexual harassment victim Gretchen Carlson for $20 million.

Carlson filed a suit against the network in July that alleged her onetime boss Roger Ailes sexually harassed her.

Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 19, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)"Fox and Friends" hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade outside the Fox Studios on July 19, 2013, in New York City. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

In addition to the settlement, Fox News issued an apology stating, "We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of her colleagues deserve," CNN reported on air.

Following Carlson's lawsuit, a number of other women came forward with allegations that Ailes sexually harassed them. Anchor Megyn Kelly was reportedly among them, according to a report from New York Magazine.

Ailes, who still denies the allegations, resigned from his post as chairman in July amid the scandal. The cable news chief reportedly received an exit package worth about $40 million.

A Fox News representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze on Monday.

(H/T: Vanity Fair)

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