Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson spoke out for the first time since filing her sexual harassment case against Fox News Chairman and CEO Rogers Ailes.
Carlson sat down with ABC News’ Amy Robach to discuss many instances of her sexual harassment incidents prior to Ailes, even back to when she was Miss America in 1989. On Thursday, “GMA” previewed part of the interview.
“It was a shocking experience because with this particular man, he spent most of the day helping me.” Carlson said. She went on to discuss multiple instances of sexual harassment she’s experienced and touched on the problem of how women are viewed by others when they speak up about it.
“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,” Carlson told Robach. “They’re accused of making it up.”
“We have to make it a safer environment, so that it’s no longer ‘he said/she said’ but maybe just ‘she said.’”
The entire interview is set to air on Friday on ABC’s “20/20.”
Carlson reportedly reached a $20 million dollar settlement with Fox News in September.