Synopsis: Gretchen is fired and files a lawsuit for sexual harassment against her boss. A lot of colleagues and close people support the boss, but not her. Will she succeed?
The film is based on real-life facts and stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Gretchen’s case is of the most talked-about sexual harassment bombshells of the 21st century. When numerous allegations against Roger Ailes went public, he handed in his resignation. A lawsuit changed everything: a powerful media titan of the television was brought down. Roger Ailes was accused of harassing Gretchen, one of the on-air stars. Nothing like this had ever happened at Fox News before Gretchen’s lawsuit.
Roger Ailes had created everything at Fox News and was behind all the major successes Fox News was enjoying as a media company. Roger Ailes had also created a signature look: the dresses were tighter, the skirts were shorter than at other media companies. Women’s legs are always highly visible.
In Gretchen Carlson’s complaint, she says that Roger Ailes harassed her during their one-to-one meetings:”I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago…sometimes problems are easier to solve”. When Gretchen rejected his advances, Roger started sabotaging her career. Gretchen decided to fight for her rights and filed a lawsuit. A lot of colleagues and close people started supporting Roger both on social media and on TV. This backed their boss and gave some more credibility to him…but this lasts only until Megyn Kelly, the highest-profile female anchor at Fox News, announced that she had also been harassed by Roger Ailes.
Without Gretchen filing a lawsuit, Roger Ailes would still be the chairman of Fox News. Everything happened within 2 weeks only and Roger was locked out of the company. 20 million $ and a public apology is what Gretchen got out of this bombshell. The public apology said:”We sincerely regret that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve”.