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Five years since 'taking down Roger Ailes' - Carlson on Capitol Hill

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"I know what it takes to be brave so please follow in our footsteps," said Carlson who was flanked by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both supporters of the bill.

The lawsuit brought by Carlson was settled for $20 million and led to Ailes’ resignation after two decades as one of the most influential executives in cable television.

In a move that legal experts said was unusual, 21st Century Fox offered a public apology to Carlson, who filed the suit against Ailes in July 2016, saying he took her off a popular show and cut her pay because she refused to have a sexual relationship with him.

“We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve,” the company said.

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