Julie Roginsky, a former Democratic strategist who joined Fox News as a contributor in 2011, hosted the web series “The Clapback,” and now suing the network over alleged sexual harassment by its former CEO Roger Ailes, said on Thursday that she is leaving the company.
“Today marks my last episode of ‘The Clapback’ and my last week at Fox,” Roginsky said on the air. “Hopefully you’ve learned words can cut really deep but you can also stand up to trolls, teach them something bigger and be the bigger woman.”
“I’ve enjoyed it; I’ve enjoyed you. Thank you so much for watching ‘The Clapback,” thank you so much for watching me on TV all these years,” she added. “One of the joys in my life was interacting with you, whether it was agreeing with you, or clapping back at you.”
The Hill added:
“Roginsky filed an bombshell lawsuit against Fox News, Ailes and its then-co-president Bill Shine in April, alleging that Ailes had sought a sexual relationship with her in exchange for a regular hosting spot on the show “The Five.”
In the lawsuit, filed in the New York Supreme Court, Roginsky says she refused Ailes’s proposal and that by doing so, the network denied her certain on-air opportunities.
Ailes resigned as chairman and CEO of Fox News in July 2016 amid a slew of allegations that he sexually harassed female employees. He passed away in May.”