Cortney Shegerian Issues Statement on New Sexual Harassment Allegations
Cortney Shegerian of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates has released a statement regarding The New York Times report on Rudi Bakhtiar, a former news correspondent for Fox News who alleges she was a victim of sexual harassment during her time at the network. Bakhtiar claims her contract was terminated by Fox News chairman Roger Ailes for refusing the advances of another senior co-worker.
“Rudi Bakhtiar is an accomplished news correspondent who has lost out on countless opportunities because of her brave decision to fight back against sexual harassment,” Cortney Shegerian says. “These allegations bear a striking resemblance to those made by Gretchen Carlson, and if true, prove that sexual harassment is pervasive within the Fox News organization.”