The settlement comes just two months after Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment, a lawsuit that opened the floodgates for more former and current Fox News employees-including Megyn Kelly and Andrea Tantaros-to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment under Ailes’ reign.
Terms of the settlement were not announced.
According to Vanity Fair, Fox’s settlement with Carlson is for $20 million.
Abernethy and Shine said of Van Susteren’s departure: “We are grateful for Greta’s many contributions over the years and wish her continued success”.
Ms. Carlson, in the same statement, said she is “ready to move on”.
In a surprise announcement, Fox News announced that longtime anchor Greta Van Susteren will be leaving the network after 14 years, effective immediately. The allegations led 21st Century Fox to begin an internal review.
In July, she filed a detailed lawsuit detailing a culture of harassment at Fox.
Van Susteren was a vocal defender of Ailes when sexual harassment accusations were first leveled against the former Fox News chairman.
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Two weeks after Carlson filed charges, Ailes resigned. I want to thank all the fearless women who came forward to tell their own stories and the many people across the country who embraced and supported me in their #Stand With Gretchen. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace.
Carlson, who won the Miss America pageant in 1989, joined Fox in 2005 after working at CBS News, and during her career interviewed numerous world leaders including President Barack Obama, former president George W Bush and former British prime minister Tony Blair.
The suit also claimed the pair met to discuss the discriminatory treatment to which she was subjected, but that Ailes said they ought to have had “a sexual relationship a long time ago. sometimes problems are easier to solve that way”.
Hume is a senior political commentator for Fox.
In July, Van Susteren told The Daily Beast that she had a “long-term deal”, but should she ever lose her Fox show she would be interested in re-entering the legal field or teaching at Georgetown University, where she earned master’s and doctorate degrees in law.