On Saturday, Julie Roginsky appeared on Fox News. On Monday she filed a lawsuit
On Saturday, Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky appeared as a panelist on the network's Bulls and Bears show. On Monday, she sued the network.
Not only does Roginsky claim the network punished her after refusing to have a relationship with Ailes, she also implicates executive Bill Shine for failing to take "reasonable measures to protect" her from unlawful contact.
The lawsuit also claims part of the punishment against Roginsky came as a result of her refusal to "publicly disparage" Gretchen Carlson after the former Fox News host publicly came out against Ailes last year.
Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Ailes' attorney Susan Estrich told NPR's David Folkenflik that Roginsky's allegations are "total hogwash."
"Her interactions with Mr. Ailes were not even close to the fictional version she wants people to believe," Estrich told Folkenflick. "The idea that Mr. Ailes would pressure Ms. Roginsky or any other women to have sexual relations with him is total nonsense."
Monday afternoon, Roginsky tweeted that she will appear on Fox News at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday on America's Newsroom:
The lawsuit comes a day after the New York Times outlined $13 million in harassment settlements that have been paid to five women who made accusations about Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.
Roginsky began appearing on The Five in early 2015 as the show's only liberal voice following the network's decision to relieve Bob Beckel from his hosting duties.
Roginsky, 43, has appeared on the network since 2004. She is also a New Jersey political strategist, and has worked for several prominent New Jersey politicians, including Sen. Cory Booker and former Gov. Jon Corzine.