After Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment claim, Geraldo’s defense of Ailes is just a bit awkward

Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera’s defense of his boss and long-time friend, CEO Roger Ailes left many scratching their heads.

The Fox News Chairman and CEO was accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit brought by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who alleged she was fired from her job for refusing Ailes’ sexual advances. Ailes has denied the allegations.

While other women have come forward also claiming sexual harassment by the 76 year-old Ailes, many more have come to his defense.

Most recently, Rivera posted a comment defending his friend on Twitter.

But the intention may have been clouded by the confusion his post created on social media.

The film “The Revenant,” which was released earlier this year, scored Leonardo DiCaprio an Academy Award for “Best Actor.” The grizzly bear that Rivera referred to viciously attacked DiCaprio’s character in the movie but rumors arose when the movie debuted that the bear was actually raping him.

The production company quickly squashed that speculation but Twitter users had not forgotten.

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