But when The Washington Post asked her how she felt as she watched Roger Ailes — perhaps the most powerful media figure in America — step down as Fox News chief only two weeks after she had sued him for sexual harassment, she searched for the right description.
“At first, satisfaction — or no, I think validation,” she told me Wednesday. And then, she said, a new round of emotion came rushing in over the sexual harassment she says she endured while working for Ailes. “I felt angry that it took so long.”
“It’s complicated — there was relief that now I would be believed — and I was happy to a certain extent over that.”
Was there any sadness or regret over Ailes’s fate, given their long working relationship? Here, Carlson expressed nothing complicated, answering in a single word: “No.”
In her first interview since Ailes, 76, left his post under pressure more than a week ago, Carlson described the “surreal experience” of life since she filed suit July 6.
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