Former Fox News Staffer Sues Showtime Over Her Portrayal In Roger Ailes Series

The Hollywood Reporter | 7/29/2016 | Paul Bond
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Laura Luhn's lawsuit alleges that the upcoming adaptation of Gabriel Sherman’s book 'The Loudest Voice in the Room' will portray her as enabling Ailes' sexual harassment of women at the network instead of a victim.

A former Fox News Channel employee is suing Showtime and others over a planned TV series about Roger Ailes that she says will portray her as an accomplice to alleged sexual abuse instead of one of the late CEO’s primary victims.

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The lawsuit, filed by attorney Larry Klayman on behalf of Laura Luhn at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon, alleges she endured forced sex, blackmail and smear campaigns at the hands of Ailes to such an extent she contemplated suicide.

Nevertheless, Luhn’s attorney says Showtime’s upcoming series, based on Gabriel Sherman’s book The Loudest Voice in the Room, is planning to show her as a pimp for Ailes, willingly lining up women for him to sexually assault.

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The lawsuit, filed against CBS’ Showtime channel, Blumhouse Productions and Sherman, seeks at least $750 million and a permanent injunction that will prevent the defendants from engaging in any commercial use of Luhn’s story.

Before suing the defendants, Luhn had reached out to become a consultant on the show to ensure she was portrayed accurately. Her assumption that the show will portray her as an aider and abettor to Ailes is based on a news article Sherman wrote that said Luhn “denied ever setting Ailes up with her staff for explicitly sexual purposes, but she did send them in for private meetings with him where she knew they could be exposed to sexual harassment.”

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The lawsuit, though, also serves as a window into the bizarre way that Ailes, who died in 2017 after stepping down disgraced a year earlier, allegedly kept in line the women he abused.

Luhn, who worked on shows...
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