Besides losing two major advertisers over the #Sexual Harassment scandal involving ousted Fox News chairman, #Roger Ailes, and host Bill O’Reilly, the network is facing another lawsuit. Julie Roginsky, a current Fox News contributor, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Monday. Roginsky claimed she lost her co-hosting job on the news show “The Five” after she rejected the sexual advances of Ailes.

Loyalty is a two-way street

Roginsky said she was promoted to co-host of “The Five,” a news show, which was “contingent upon having a sexual relationship with Ailes,” NBC News reported. During their meetings, Ailes advised her that she should have sexual relations with older, married, conservative men because they are loyal, although they may stray.

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Ailes told Roginsky he was loyal, but loyalty is a two-way street. She said that based on the then-chairman's comments and the way he said it, he was clear that he wanted to have a sexual relationship with Roginsky. According to the 17-page document that Roginsky filed with the New York Supreme Court, during their meetings when Ailes sat on a low armchair, he required her to kiss him in lieu of saying “hello.” He was positioned in such a way that he peered down Roginsky’s dress.

Roginsky said that because she rejected the sexual advances of Ailes, the chairman gave the job to another Fox host, Geraldo Rivera. However, Susan Esrich, the lawyer of Ailes, denied Roginsky’s allegations. The lawyer dismissed the contributor’s accusations as “total hogwash.”

Advertiser backlash

Besides Ailes, Fox New host Bill O’Reilly has been accused by five different women of sexual assault.

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The female accusers were reportedly paid $13 million. Although their allegations state that the assault took place in the early 2000s, the backlash of the scandal was felt on Monday when two major advertisers pulled out of “The O’Reilly Factor.”

The New York Times reported that following its publication over the weekend of the $13 million settlement to the five women, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai announced the pullout of their advertisements from the prime-time show hosted by O’Reilly. According to Kantar Media, a research company, “The O’Reilly Factor,” which has almost 4 million viewers nightly, generated over $446 million in advertising revenue from 2014 through 2016. If more advertisers would follow the two vehicle manufacturers, it would cost Fox News and 21st Century Fox, its parent company, a lot of money.

A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson said the luxury car maker would reassign the advertisements to other shows. “The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don’t feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now,” the spokesperson explained the advertisement pullout from O'Reilly's show, which has reportedly reached 21 advertisers. #Bill Oreilly