Tell Fox News: Take Action Against Sexual Harassment

Will you sign?

Since former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit against the network’s chief executive Roger Ailes, dozens of other women - including another high profile Fox News host - have come forward with stories of Ailes’ sexism, harassment, and worse. The scandal goes beyond Ailes, as other Fox executives reportedly knew about and enabled his harassment of women at the network over his decades-long career.

Getting rid of Ailes was a long overdue start to addressing these very serious charges. Fox News has an obligation to take this matter seriously, not just for the sake of its staff, but also for its audience. 

But we've long passed the point where Fox News can simply be trusted to run its own internal review. For years, the network has cultivated a toxic atmosphere of misogyny and sexism. Hosts, anchors, and guests flood the airwaves with victim-blaming and sexual assault denial, which raises serious questions about the network’s culture and credibility. According to news reports, Ailes is receiving a huge payout just to walk away -- in excess of $40 million! And Fox is reportedly considering replacing Ailes with network executive Bill Shine, even though multiple report have linked Shine to Ailes' harassment. 

Enough is enough. It's time for 21st Century Fox to show everyone that its culture of sexism and misogyny has to end. Add your name to this letter to Fox executives Lachlan and James Murdoch to show your support:

To: Lachlan Murdoch (executive co-chairman, News Corp & 21st Century Fox) and James Murdoch (CEO, 21st Century Fox)

Since former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit against the network’s chief executive Roger Ailes, dozens of other women have come forward with stories of sexism, harassment, and worse from Ailes. Disturbingly, many of the allegations include details indicating that other Fox executives knew about and enabled Ailes' harassment of women at the network over his decades-long career.

Getting rid of Ailes was a long overdue start. But we've long passed the point where Fox News can be trusted to run its own internal review, considering the toxic atmosphere of misogyny and sexism the network has cultivated over the years.

Fox News has an obligation to take this issue seriously -- not just for the sake of its staff, but also for its audience. Release the findings of the internal review of the sexual harassment claims against Ailes and show you’re not just going through the motions on these significant and disturbing allegations.