May 11, 2017 - Economy

Fox News harassment settlements total $45 million

Jim Cooper / AP; Jim Cooper / AP

A new corporate filing from Fox News shows that the network has now paid settlements totaling about $45 million as part of the fallout from the sexual harassment scandals of Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, per CNN.

And that total doesn't include the reported exit payments of $40 million for Ailes and $25 million for O'Reilly upon their ousters from the network.

More to come? Fox News still has a rash of harassment lawsuits pending, so the payouts may continue to rise.

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