- Peggy Drexler: Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson suing former boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment
- She says media have obligation to hold off judgment until facts are in, but also to not disbelieve a woman's harassment claims
Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender scholar at Stanford University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Recently, longtime Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court against her former boss, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, saying Ailes forced her out of the company after she refused, over a number of years, his sexual advances. The New York Times called the lawsuit an "unprecedented public attack" on Ailes, who is one of media's most powerful figures.