A former Fox News anchor, as well as two other women, have agreed to pay a total of $3,903,500 in a settlement with the network and a host of other news organizations over their accusations of sexual harassment and retaliation.
Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The settlement includes $2.9 milion to settle a wrongful termination suit brought by Fox News host Megyn Kelly, former New York Times reporter Rachel Weiner, Fox News commentator Julie Roginsky, former Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker, and former CNN reporter Amanda Carpenter, according to a statement from Fox News and the women’s attorneys.
Fox also agreed to settle claims that it engaged in a pattern of harassment, retaliation, and retaliation against former and current employees who brought complaints against the network, the statement said.
Fox News, owned by Rupert Murdoch, has been under fire in recent weeks after several women accused former host Bill O’Reilly of sexual misconduct.
The network has denied the allegations.
O’REILLY is scheduled to appear before Congress later this week on the sexual harassment allegations.