Bloomberg News posted a video Thursday that compiled soundbites of Gretchen Carlson’s former co-hosts on “Fox & Friends” making lewd comments to her on-air.
Carlson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Fox News boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. Carlson, who was a “Fox & Friends” co-host in 2009, reported the behavior of her colleague Steve Doocy as “severe and pervasive sexual harassment.” Carlson, as stated in her filings, reportedly told her supervisor of Doocy’s behavior.
When Ailes found out Carlson reported Doocy, he reportedly told the former Fox host that she was a “man hater” and removed her from the show in 2013, according to the filings. Doocy has not yet publicly commented on the allegations.
In Bloomberg’s video, former co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Eric Bolling make highly suggestive comments and lewd remarks about her appearance. Here are a couple of the tamer comments made in the video:
“Some guy came up to me and said ‘I saw you on ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning, is Gretchen as cute in person as she is on TV?'” host Bolling said.
“Oh come on,” Carlson replied.
“And what did you answer?” Doocy asked Kilmeade.
“Gorgeous, gorgeous, look at her today — beautiful dress. You look wonderful.” Bolling said.
In another instance, Carlson asked Kilmeade if he wanted to correct himself on the “talking point” that men were dominant.
“We don’t have any time,” Kilmeade responded and all three hosts laughed. “We’re running over.”
“OK, cuz HR’s on the phone because you called me a skirt,” Carlson said.
“I apologize,” Kilmeade said with a smile. “I gotta read that manual again.”
“I’ll bring it to your office right after the show,” Carlson replied.
Doocy and Kilmeade still host “Fox & Friends” along with Ainsley Earhardt.