Transcript for Fox News Director of Booking Speaks Out Against Roger Ailes
Now more on former Fox News leader Roger Ailes he was pushed out of this job as you know after being accused of sexual harassment. But some of the network's top anchors but not all of those accusing him were in such high profile positions ABC's Elizabeth Vargas is here with. One woman's story of what she claims half a good morning what's that. Good morning Robin Laurie loon worked for Roger Ailes for more than two decades rising to director of booking at Fox News. She says for much of that twenty years she was sexually harassed and intimidated by Ailes and succumbed to his demands for sexual favors. Blue's story first exploded onto the pages of New York magazine but now she sic sharing even more of it. Exclusively with us. Tell me first to bawl why you decided to speak cat. Elizabeth I think that I went through such hell for so many years I finally felt safe when I saw that other women Wear more. Speaking. For decades Laurie loon was one of Roger Ailes is closest associates. They met when she was 28 years old working on George HW Bush's first presidential campaign. Ailes already a powerful media consultants who wanted to meet him I want to work for us excited. I introduced myself to him on Al later. Laurie says Ailes invited her for an interview with his firm I think that he wanted to gauge what kind of a personal assets I was insecure palace. Looking for a daddy take care Q assessing out your vulnerabilities. Have salute my. And I was an emergency care deals offered her work doing research but according to Laurie it became clear that he was interested in more than just her work. When he asked her to meet him at his hotel room one night Roger would come to town periodically. Then expect me. Ten. And do whatever he told me to do likewise nobody tell you to do he said that I needed turning. You need training Laurie says Ailes told her to strip down door lingerie and dance for him. He put it. Have me get down on my knees and tell me you're gonna do it right time unity and at any time do you understand that Lori says Ailes that instructed her to perform a sex act on him I didn't question and that's the big that was his fixing to Steiner questioning. Are at it I. According to Laurie that bizarre night was no average incidence. There's secret relationship continuing off and on for more than twenty years. Laurie too afraid to tell anyone should help people hearing this will say why on earth which you go along with us. It's not like I was able to go and consult tore. Cry on the shoulder some friend I was completely isolated I was Iceland in the workplace what did you think would happen to you if you complained or. Tried to refuse Harry and seeing Roger Ailes and he's unhappy it's not a good site to see. It's tree scary. Toward the end of Laurie looms term tenure at fox knew she fell a complaint against Roger Ailes alleging sexual harassment. Fox News paid her more than three million dollars Roger Ailes is releasing a statement to do to last saying. This loon is someone I once regarded as a friend and a person who I helped for many years. The story she is telling our fabrications built on half truths and outright lies. And I can only assume our opportunistically intended to thrust her back into the limelight at my expense. We will have much more on Laurie shocking story tonight on 20/20 including details of the nervous breakdown she says she and annually suffered. As her relationship with Ailes unruffled when Monica specific quite an hour yeah. Good to see it was this thing.
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