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Lawyers Say Carlson’s Courage Caused a ‘Seismic Shift’

Lawyers for Gretchen Carlson, whose sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes swiftly led to his departure, thanked the women who spoke out about sexual harassment.

"Within just two weeks of her filing a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson's extraordinary courage has caused a seismic shift in the media world,” said Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman in a statement.

“We hope that all businesses now understand that women will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and reputable companies will no longer shield those who abuse women,” the lawyers said. "We thank all the brave women who spoke out about this issue. We will have more to say in coming days as events unfold."