A lawsuit filed by a former Fox News Channel host alleges the now-ousted CEO made disparaging remarks about employees. Andrea Tantaros primarily accuses Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. But the documents also maintain the ex-chief subjected employees to derogatory comments based on race, too.
And Stacey Dash is one of the targets.
Tantaros’ $50 million suit alleged Ailes’ network “masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny.”
Referring to the former Fox head’s racially charged remarks, Tantaros recalls Ailes said to Dash, “I heard you were the mean Black girl.”
The statement came after Tantaros and the “Clueless” actress disagreed on air.
His stereotypical remarks did not stop there. Tantaros also claims Ailes made disparaging remarks about African-American Fox News journalist Harris Faulkner.
“Harris has to be careful,” he reportedly said. “She has the tendency to look like the angry Black woman.”
Faulkner co-hosts FNC’s “Outnumbered” and anchors “Fox Report Weekend,” according to the channel’s website.
Ailes’ alleged comments come months after Dash adamantly continued to stand behind her conservative values.
In January, the actress directed the Black community to make up its mind about the Oscars boycott.
“Either we want to have segregation or integration,” she said. “And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re Black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
Dash told People magazine her past experience causes her to believe that African-Americans deserve more.
She opened up about childhood sexual assault and an abusive relationship in her early 20s. The latter informed her opinion on social welfare.
“When I say there should not be a BET channel or a Black History Month, I’m saying we deserve more,” Dash said in June. “I just hope people understand that I’m not judging; I’m coming from experience.”