Following NBCUniversal`s statement on its NDAs, several former Fox News employees, including Carlson, asked their former network to release them from their confidentiality agreements. It is unclear what consequences this could have for women who hurt their NDAs to talk to filmmakers, and Fox declined to comment on whether it would impose them. Former Fox employee Tamara Holder, a Chicago lawyer who now focuses on women`s rights, signed an agreement with the company in 2017 after saying she was sexually assaulted by an executive there. Holder, who has not spoken to filmmakers, says she faces a $500,000 penalty if she speaks publicly about her time at Fox, which has threatened to impose the network in 2018. In practice, my NOA means that I am legally prohibited from discussing what happened to me publicly and privately. This means that I cannot consult filmmakers, writers, journalists or other people who tell my story – whether it is about the representation of me, my family or the events themselves – nor can I comment on the accuracy of a final product. I do not know exactly what Fox would do if I broke the agreement, but he would probably take legal and financial action. It`s a strange and frustrating reality. The legal grey area of the ANN regarding sexual harassment has become more opaque than in recent days. At the oct.? 25, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow broke the news that NBCUniversal employees would eventually contacted the company about their confidentiality agreements – a move that some critics, including new Time`s Up CEO Tina Tchen, have called it insufficient because it would incriminate employees from first identifying with NBC. As producers work on films and television shows that document the #MeToo movement, including an adaptation of The New York Times` Harvey Weinstein, She Said, more filmmakers will take care of AIF. Carlson spoke in 2016 about allegations of sexual misconduct against Roger Ailes, then CEO of Fox News, and said confidentiality agreements should not be used “to protect predatory behavior.” “`Winning my complaint with a transaction and confidentiality agreement meant that I was essentially forced to remain silent,”” Carlson wrote in an article in the New York Times.
Today, I ask Fox News to release me immediately from these agreements, as well as all employees who are forced to sign NDAs as a precondition for harassment agreements. None of us expected a conflict or wanted to – we were just the ones who had the ability and the courage to speak out, and that`s why we lost our jobs. We have the right to say what is objectively right or wrong, what happened. We are entitled to our voices and our truths. I urge Fox`s leaders to do the right thing and do the right thing today. For the love of all women in every workplace. That would be the biggest bomb of all. Roginsky called Ailes in his own harassment suit.
But she and Carlson signed the two confidentiality agreements (or NDAs) as part of their financial comparisons. They both asked to be released from these agreements.