Former Fox News boss Roger Ailes sexually abused a string of female presenters, writes TOM LEONARD

Mail Online | 1/19/2020 | Tom Leonard In New York For The Daily Mail
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Summoning his female stars to his office, he would insist that they ‘do a twirl’ for him, tottering and turning obediently on their sky-high heels in their tight-fitting dresses under his wolfish, greedy gaze.

Remember that television is a ‘visual medium’, he would tell them and he needed to assess them.

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If he thought they could do with losing a bit of weight or that their looks were in need of pepping up, then this large, balding lump of a man would bluntly tell them so.

They had to grit their teeth and bear it, for such was his power to make or break their career.

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From the unluckier ones, he demanded considerably more than a twirl, offering career heaven or **** depending on whether they succumbed to his lecherous advances and perversions.

Several women described how he would insist they appear before him in their underwear — suspender belts and garters compulsory.

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Another claimed he made her engage in sadomasochistic sex with another woman as he watched.

If she wanted to get ahead in her career, he reportedly told a young hopeful, she would have to occasionally give him — and his friends — sexual favours.

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No, it wasn’t Harvey Weinstein, nor even Bill Cosby, but thrice-married Roger Ailes, the all-powerful American TV mogul and head of Fox News — Donald Trump’s favourite channel — whose name will soon be as well-known in the UK as it is here across the Pond.

The weekend saw the British release of Bombshell, the Oscar-nominated film starring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie, which has caused quite a stir in America — especially among female audiences who are flocking to see it.

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It has earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Theron, 44, who plays Megyn Kelly, a news anchor at Fox News for more than a decade,...
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