Andrea Tantaros Speaks Out on 'GMA'

The former Fox News staffer discusses the lawsuit she filed against Roger Ailes in which she accuses him of sexual harassment. Ailes has denied the allegations.
5:51 | 10/04/16

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Transcript for Andrea Tantaros Speaks Out on 'GMA'
This is how you say it's going to be okay to someone who just cc1 Test mescc she experienced at that network and her lawsuit naming roger Ailes who revined this summer. We will hear from her in just a moment. First ABC's Rebecca Jarvis has a closer look at her story. I'm Gretchen Carlson. Reporter: Gretchen Carlson's suit against roger Ailes settled by twentieth century fox stunned viewers and rocked the company. And the architect of Fox News was forced to resign. Major change at fox nutmeg news. Reporter: After 20 years -- Roger Ailes is resigning. Reporter: But the accusations continue. This is outnumbered. I'm Andrea tantaros and here with us -- Reporter: Like Carlson fox News personality Andrea tantaros is speaking out. Naming the former CEO in a sexual harassment suit filed last month. The republican race for president -- Reporter: But unlike Carlson she claims the harassment was widespread. Alleging Fox News operates like a sex-fueled playboy mansion like cult. Steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny. The Fox News commentator alleging roger Ailes would often ask her to twirl and show off her body in his office and would inappropriately pry about her personal life. In her lawsuit she allegations she refused his advances and was consequently demoted and told by network executives that she needed to let this go and that Ailes was a very powerful man. Does he feel he has a right to do this? Reporter: Fox, however, denies her allegations claiming she's seeking retaliation after her suspension from the channel after a dispute over her book "Tied up in knots." Fox filing in the first full response to the suit that she is not a vic, she is an opportunist. For "Good morning America," Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news, new York. And Andrea tantaros and her attorney Judd Bernstein join us now. Welcome. You heard fox lawyers calling you there an opportunist and say your lawsuit is retaliation for being suspended over a book you published this year. What do you say to that. I had been complaining about sexual harassment and retaliation a year before the scandal broke out at Knox fuss chapel, the first to complain. Before Gretchen Carlson. Before Gretchen Carlson and my complaints crescendoed about harassment and retaliation and when they got to a fever pitch, that's the point where all of a sudden they made up this pretext that I had violated a book contract and fox had approved my book. I had not violated any of the contractual guidelines so it's just made up to basically act as a smoke screen for their behavior. In your lawsuit it says that beginning in the summer of 2014 he experienced a nightmare of sexual harassment by roger Ailes and others. Roger Ailes denies that. Fox says the suit is filled with falsehoods. What are you specifically alleging that Ailes did? Well, Ailes sex wrally harassed me numerous times. I was walking to a taping once and just said simply hello to him and looked at me and said, we need to get you a tighter dress. And I responded, I think, you know, press forcefully but this was, Amy, after numerous times of him insulting me, making degrading comments about personal relationships, about my figure. That's what he did and then the retail yags was even worse. You complained about him and said last year you say but in your book it's important 240 note I'd like to thank roger Ailes for seeing in me the tour de force I've become. Why did you publicly thank him in your book and then name him in your lawsuit now? You had to thank roger Ailes or your book didn't get published and if you notice, it's the most carefully crafted nonthank you. I wrestled for hours with that thank you. Fox has released a couple of statements in response to this lawsuit among them 21st century fox made clear its commitment to providing a safe and degreeny need borkplace at Fox News, you began there in 2010, a place you say was defined by a culture of sexism. How so? Well, it was pervasive. I mean comments here and there that were made that you were expected to just ignore. And if you complained, you were punished for them. You know -- How? You would get your air time taken away from you. I mean, I haven't even been allowed to participate in the election coverage as a 34ri8 analyst. I was demoted from a show I launched "The five" after I rebuffed roger Ailes and had my book destroyed 12 hours before the launch. They could have said we have objections. My lawyer was in contact with them for weeks and they didn't do that. It was deliberately designed to hurt me and cause pain and that's what they did there. Your lawyer says you were already offered a seven-figure deal to settle this lawsuit. That's right. Roger Ailes is out. He's gone. Owe what do you want? Well, first of all, the seven-figure lawsuit would have had me renoupsing my sexual harassment complaints, two, they wanted me to publicly admit lie basically to the public and say I violated my book contract which I didn't do. So I wasn't going to life and, three, they wanted to guarantee my internal silence which was never going to happen. What they don't have is accountability. What is accountability to you? Well, I think a culture change at Fox News is in order. A culture of misogyny and sexism. If you get vocal or loud bit they will act punitively. You're getting loud indeed. Andrea tantaros, thank you for being with us. Thank you, Amy.

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