Gretchen Carlson Speaks for First Time Since Lawsuit: ‘We Have to Make it a Safer Environment’

‘I don’t think we should judge women if they have waited, because look at how we react to women when they finally do come forward’

‘We Have to Make it a Safer Environment’: Gretchen Carlson Speaks For First Time Since Lawsuit (Mediaite)

In her first interview since filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson sat down with Amy Robach of ABC News for an exclusive airing Friday night on 20/20.

Good Morning America previewed the segment on Thursday, showing Carlson in her home with Robach discussing her history of facing sexual harassment dating back to her days as Miss America in 1989. “It was a shocking experience,” she recounted to Robach.

Carlson identified the larger systemic problem surrounding women stepping forward regarding harassment, namely that they all too often won’t be believed and fear they face workplace retribution.

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