Fox insiders hit back after a new mini-series claimed Gretchen Carlson was solely responsible for the deposition of the rude CEO Roger Ailes in July 2016.
The Loudest Voice, in which Naomi Watts and Russell Crowe shine, focuses entirely on & # 39; opportunistic & # 39; Carlson with a showrunner who describes other descriptions of the scandal describing the contribution of multiple women, including Megyn Kelly, as & # 39; a lie & # 39; in an interview with an industry publication last week.
But exclusive with DailyMail.com, an insider claimed that the Fox News anchor Carlson & # 39; s version of the events was entirely based on her own opinion because she was gone before other women came forward.
The source said: & # 39; She tells a story to make herself look like a hero and take the credit for the courage that other brave women showed by risking their career and reputations by coming forward and their share stories of misconduct with researchers. & # 39;
Fox insiders hit back after a new mini-series claimed Gretchen Carlson was solely responsible for the deposition of disgraced CEO Roger Ailes in July 2016
The Loudest Voice focuses entirely on & # 39; opportunistic & # 39; Carlson with a showrunner who describes other descriptions of the scandal that refer to the input of multiple women, including Megyn Kelly, as & # 39; a lie & # 39; in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter (l to r: Sienna Miller as Elizbaeth Ailes, Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson)
The source continued: & # 39; The truth is documented in two books written and approved by Fox – [meteorologist] Janice Dean & # 39; s and Megyn Kelly & # 39; s.
& # 39; The fact that Ailes was away 48 hours after Megyn is supported by the facts and proves that Gretchen is opportunistic.
& # 39; The women from Fox News never had the honor to stick their necks out and risk their living from Gretchen Carlson. & # 39;
Ailes, who came home to his Palm Beach, Florida in May 2017, resigned because of his dual role as chairman and CEO of Fox News in July 2016 after a series of women had arrested him to accuse him of sexual harassment.
Carlson, 52, was the first – filed a lawsuit on July 6, 2016, alleging sexual harassment and accusing him of shooting her after she rejected his claims.
Three days later, the author of a 2014 biography from Ailes reported that the Fox CEO had offered a producer a raise in exchange for sex in the 1980s, reports of sexual harassment of six other women.
Gabriel Sherman & # 39; s book The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the brilliant, bombastic Roger Ailes built Fox News – and divides a country, is now the basis for the mini series.
Although Ailes initially held its ground, the predatory boss was eventually deposed after Kelly and Dean, among other things, raised charges of intimidation on 19 July.
In her book Settle For More in November 2016, Kelly described Ailes' violations – including how he would make sexual comments during meetings and how he once tried to kiss her at a one-to-one meeting.
Ailes was eventually deposed after Megyn Kelly (right) and Janice Dean (left), among others, raised their own allegations of harassment on 19 July 2016. & # 39; The Fox News women never had the honor to stick their necks out and risk their livelihoods from Gretchen Carlson & # 39 ;, a Fox insider told DailyMail.com
Other women who came forward with intimidation allegations included political analyst Andrea Tantaros and Shelly Ross, who reportedly had a & # 39; sexual alliance & # 39; was offered by Ailes.
The episode has now been turned into a movie called Fair and Balanced, with Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman and mini series The Loudest Voice.
But the different storylines have proved controversial – with the filming of all the women making allegations, while the mini series focuses on Carlson and makes no mention of Kelly and others.
Last week, the Hollywood reporter, Loudest Voice showrunner Alex Metcalf, spoke that writers had brought down Kelly's role in the demise of Ailes and claimed that it was all about Carlson.
He said: I don't try to mess up the movie, but it seems to be based on the idea that there was a group of women who brought Roger Ailes down, which is a lie.
& # 39; There was Gretchen Carlson, and that was it. & # 39;
But a source close to Kelly told DailyMail.com: & # 39; Megyn & Janice Dean's book both describe the facts about how they approached a group of brave individuals and convinced them to stand up and their tell stories to the lawyers who were investigating Roger Ailes.
& # 39; It wasn't Gretchen Carlson's only achievement. It is a slap in the face of the courage and character of the other women to claim that their story is false as to what Carlson & # 39; s team is doing. & # 39;
Last week, the Hollywood reporter, Loudest Voice show runner Alex Metcalf, said that writers were correct to defeat Kelly & # 39; s role in Ailes & # 39; s downfall and claimed that it was all about Carlson. He said: & # 39; There was Gretchen Carlson, and that was it & # 39;
Publicists for Carlson and The Loudest Voice were approached for comment by DailyMail.com. Showtime (behind the loudest voice) replied: & # 39; We have no comments. & # 39;
In her book, Sunny Weather, Dean claimed that she and Kelly had been involved in building & # 39; an army of women & # 39; who was willing to speak out about Ailes & Alleged Harassment – despite the very real threat of losing their job.
Dean claims that neither she nor Kelly thought that Carlson had the chance to expel Ailes alone and writes that both women started their female colleagues after hearing that too few people were coming forward.
She wrote in Sunny Weather and said: “I contacted my female colleagues who I knew had a Roger story and asked if I could come to see them in their office.
& # 39; I told them one by one my experiences with the boss, and although I risked my career, I told Paul Weiss lawyers my uncomfortable experiences with Mr. Ailes.
& # 39; If we all went inside and shared our stories, it could mean a difference for women in this company and elsewhere in the future. We can change something in one way or another …
& # 39; Some did not want to speak for fear of retribution, but some at great risk and risk to their career and livelihood risked everything and told their story. & # 39;
The source added: & # 39; Megyn comforted and encouraged many women, some were 24 years old and had a career to lose by posing. & # 39;