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Ex-Fox News anchor says Roger Ailes secretly filmed female workers getting undressed

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A former Fox News anchor says ousted chairman Roger Ailes, who died months after he was fired from the network, secretly recorded female employees while they undressed.

Andrea Tantaros had already claimed in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed at the network. In an amended complaint, Tantaros said Ailes had a closed circuit television system installed to watch women as they changed outfits.

Tantaros said on-air women were required to attend a bi-annual trunk show held by the network’s wardrobe department, and that Ailes used the event as an opportunity to secretly film female talent.

“The dresses were pre-selected for the women by the wardrobe department before their arrival; pants were not an option,” said the updated complaint. A Fox News representative told Variety magazine that the lawsuit was a “work of fiction.”

Roger Ailes, died in May 2017 at the age of 77.

Fox News released a statement regarding the allegations, writing “FOX News moved for sanctions against the lawyer who filed Andrea Tantaros’ original lawsuit and he has since withdrawn. None of the four lawyers currently representing Tantaros in the action signed her new complaint, which she purports to have written herself. Her outlandish claims lack any factual basis.”

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Ex-Fox News anchor says Roger Ailes secretly filmed female workers getting undressed