Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has fallen on his sword and offered a public apology to Gretchen Carlson after he initially defended his former boss, Roger Ailes, against sexual harassment claims.
In a blistering Facebook post titled “Roger and me” the brash TV news veteran called his former boss a “deceitful, selfish misogynist” whose “shame and banishment are well earned.”
Rivera said he was “blindsided” by the charges against Ailes which is why he “responded to Gretchen Carlson’s initial filing of her lawsuit with extreme skepticism.”
He said his defense of Ailes also cost him a book deal for his war memoir.
I've known him 40 years. He's about as flirty as the grizzly in #TheRevenant. I stand with Roger Ailes
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 13, 2016
Despite the apology, the response Rivera got on social media was brutal.
@THR a typical old white male such as @GeraldoRivera would side with the harasser over victim. Old boys club. Give him credit for admitting.
— Frustrated Voter (@Frustrated_2016) September 9, 2016
Geraldo is white?
@brianstelter Wait; is this the same @GeraldoRivera that thought Al Capone had left something behind in a vault on South Side of Chicago?
— Robert Dunne (@Academy911) September 9, 2016
@brianstelter Rule to live by: If a woman tells you they are the victim of sexual assault, rape, harassment – give them benefit of doubt.
— bamatek (@bamatek) September 9, 2016
@brianstelter What kind of investigative journalist can he be if he doesn’t know his own boss ?
— Philip A. Shane (@PhilipAShane) September 9, 2016
@GeraldoRivera what else might you have been egregiously wrong about, given your inability to think critically and skeptically?
— Forrest Trump (@ForrestDrumpf) September 9, 2016
@GeraldoRivera Too little, too late. You sir are a text book example of a Brown Noser and a suck up.
— Kidrambler (@Kidrambler) September 9, 2016
@GeraldoRivera you were a dawg in the day and just assumed Ailes was doing the same
— ram (@mooney341) September 9, 2016
@GeraldoRivera Now that FOX is not standing by him? Thats the integrity level we have come to expect from you. #Consistant
— kmcv (@writerkellymcv) September 9, 2016
@THR Geraldo Rivera is a washed up @foxnews crony sheep.He is not sincere – regrets he is exposed as the vile beings he and Roger Ailes are
— TXCat (@istealth8) September 9, 2016
@THR on the wrong side of everything for ? Forever?
— HoopsfanAB (@ydfished) September 9, 2016
@THR Not the first time he has been wrong, wont be the last.
— Eileen H Hargis (@eileenhargis1) September 9, 2016
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