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Carlson settles lawsuit against Ailes for $20 million

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FILE - In this May 18, 2010, file photo, TV personality Gretchen Carlson appears on the set of "Fox & Friends" in New York. Former Fox News Channel anchor Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the case that led to the downfall of Fox's chief executive, according to a statement released Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, by Fox parent company 21st Century. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million and a public apology Tuesday, ending the case that triggered the downfall of Fox’s chief executive.

Filed two months ago, Carlson’s lawsuit alleged that she was demoted and let go at Fox because she rejected Ailes’ sexual advances and complained about workplace harassment.

In a statement, Fox parent company 21st Century Fox said, “We regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”

Carlson was paid $20 million, according to a person familiar with the settlement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms of the agreement were confidential.

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