Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren, who announced her own departure from the network Sept. 6, 2016, told People magazine that when she first heard about Carlson’s lawsuit, it didn’t “have any ring of truth.”
“Of course, the first thing that occurred to me is that, unfortunately, we have a disgruntled employee, a colleague” over the fact her contract wasn’t renewed. In 15 years, Van Susteren said she had never seen any instances of sexual harassment.
“Even if he weren’t doing it to me, I wouldn’t want to work in that environment. I sort of feel bad for Gretchen Carlson because it’s sort of a weird thing that she’s done. What she’s alleging is something that is alien to me. I’ve never heard it.”
Van Susteren’s decision aburptly quit the network after 14 years a prime-time on September 6, 2016, the same days as Carlson’s settlement was announced. In a September 9 Facebook post, Van Sustern said she regretted not believing Carlson.