Gretchen Carlson: It’s ‘Frustrating’ I Couldn’t Participate in ‘Bombshell,’ Where She’s Portrayed by Nicole Kidman

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who in 2016 helped publicize Roger Ailes’ alleged pattern of sexual misconduct when she sued the network’s former chairman, says it’s frustrating that she’s unable to participate in TV and film adaptations of stories based on her life. But what’s most important, she said, is the “big picture” with Showtime series “The Loudest Voice” and now the forthcoming film “Bombshell” — advancing the public conversation around harassment. (Via Entertainment Weekly)

Carlson sued her former boss for sexual harassment in 2016 after leaving Fox, a legal action that preceded scores of women coming forward alleging that Ailes, who founded the conservative network, had harassed them too. Ailes settled with Carlson for $20 million and resigned from his post.

Carlson reacted to the tense “Bombshell” teaser in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s a strange and frustrating reality that I can’t partake in
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