Former FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss Roger Ailes for twenty million



harassment lawsuit against her former boss Roger Ailes for twenty million


departure came just weeks after the lawsuit was filed. Ailes has not

admitted any wrongdoing. His lawyers did not respond to CBS News


GAYLE KING: Here is a live and gorgeous shot at the Smithso-- Smithsonian`s newest museum. This, that you`re looking at, is the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Now it doesn`t open into the public until September twenty-fourth, but guess what, we`re telling you today, that on Monday, CBS THIS MORNING will be the first to broadcast live from this museum.

CHARLIE ROSE: We`ll bring you the history behind the exhibits and the making of the museum. It was conceived nearly a century ago and took more than a decade to build. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, also the museum`s director Lonnie Bunch and some other guests will join us.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Looking forward to that. And all this week we will bring you stories of African-American history relevant to the museum. And Friday Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine will join us right here in Studio 57. We`ll talk to him at the table about his work as a civil rights lawyer before entering politics. So tune in Monday, September twelfth, to see CBS THIS MORNING live from the National Museum of Africa-American History and Culture.

GAYLE KING: I love when we take this show on the road.


GAYLE KING: You go and it`s something really big and that`s big.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Yeah. Very special.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Can`t wait to go. Welcome back to CBS THIS MORNING. Coming up in this half hour, a huge settlement to former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson over a sexual harassment lawsuit and another top anchor leaves the channel. Ahead, the growing fallout after the departure of FOX News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

NORAH O`DONNELL: Plus, can Apple exceed expectations when it unveils the iPhone 7. Critics say the smartphone is losing its appeal with consumers. We look at how Apple is banking on innovation to turn around falling iPhone sales.

CHARLIE ROSE: Time to show you some of this morning`s headlines. The Chicago Tribune reports on a bloody milestone. The city surpassed the homicide total for all of last year. As of yesterday morning Chicago recorded four hundred and eighty-eight homicides after a spike in violence over Labor Day. That is a forty-seven-percent increase from the same period last year. In 2015 there were four hundred and eighty-one homicides.

GAYLE KING: The New York Times reports on the closing of the for-profit college ITT Tech. Tech. One hundred and thirty campuses serving nearly forty thousand students nationwide will be shut down. Federal officials stopped the aid for new students saying that the schools did not meet the teaching standards. The company says the government ignored due process. Students may ask if their federal loans be forgiven, that could cost the government five hundred million dollars.

NORAH O`DONNELL: And New York`s Daily News says Bill Cosby`s lawyers claim the comedian is the victim of racial bias and prejudice in his sexual assault case. Cosby`s lawyers accused Attorney Gloria Allred of waging a campaign against Cosby. Allred represents dozens of women who say they were assaulted by Cosby. Yesterday, Cosby was ordered to stand trial around June fifth for a case from 2004.

GAYLE KING: Former FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss Roger Ailes for twenty million dollars. She also got a public apology from the parent company of FOX News. Its statement says, quote, "We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve."

CHARLIE ROSE: Ailes resigned in July as chairman and CEO of Fox News. His departure came just weeks after the lawsuit was filed. Ailes has not admitted any wrongdoing. His lawyers did not respond to CBS News inquiries. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik is here. Good morning.

DAVID FOLKENFLIK (NPR Media Correspondent): Good morning.

CHARLIE ROSE: So what do you make of the velocity and the size and the apology coming out of this settlement?

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: This is big and it`s basically unprecedented. I think the reason that you make confidential settlement is to not apologize, is to not admit wrongdoing. And while the word sexual harassment didn`t appear in that particular apology, they all but said, this occurred and it was wrong.

CHARLIE ROSE: Is this an effort by Fox in a sense to say, we need to put behind us the Ailes regime?

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: Oh, I think they`re trying to tie a bow on this and I think they`re trying to say this is a culture shift. 21st Century Fox, the- - the sons who now run it with their father Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, James Murdoch, are saying 21st Century Fox is a going to be a 21st century company. They`re trying to show they have changed the culture. The guy at the top is gone, they`ve made this payment, they`ve made an apology, they feel they`re sending a message.

GAYLE KING: But there`s only one man that`s gone. Do you think that other culture issues have to be addressed? We were having a great discussion in the makeup room this morning. Can one man just be responsible for this type of culture?

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: Well, certainly, you know, there have been waves of women who have come forward to talk to the internal legal review about this and they`ve said that Roger Ailes, you know, sexually harassed them and did so in ways that seem almost classic quid pro quo, that is he said, I`ll advance your career if you submit to this. That said, people who`ve being accused, credibly in some ways, of enabling this have stayed on or even been elevated. The new co-president elevated that role to help run it under Rupert Murdoch. Bill Shine, he was accused by some of the women who`ve come forward as helping Ailes do this. The head of the human resources department, the general counsel who did a secret settlement in 2011 to pay a woman three million dollars who alleged that for years she had been sexually extorted by Ailes to keep her career going at Fox News.

NORAH O`DONNELL: This is Laurie Luhn?

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: That`s-- Laurie Luhn made that accusation in the pages of New York Magazine. And, you know, the general counsel is still in place. Now let`s be clear. She claims that she didn`t know there was any credibility to the accusations being made. Ailes just told her to settle it. But a lot of people are still in place who helped sort of surround him so there are people who say the culture hasn`t changed yet. I would watch what happens after the November elections and after the Murdoch family tries to figure out how the leadership should look.

NORAH O`DONNELL: We also learned that Greta Van Susteren, who has been at Fox for fourteen years, announced that she is leaving the network. She exercised something called a key man clause in her contract. There are other stars at FOX who also have that key man contract. What that means is it`s-- I think it`s within like sixty or ninety days they can leave if Roger Ailes leaves. The other people that have those are Bill O`Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Bret Baier. Do you expect other departures?

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: Well, there`s been a lot of talk that if Donald Trump and Roger Ailes and Steve Bannon, who have been CEO of Breitbart, and both of whom are advising Donald Trump now, create some sort of Trumpbart or some Trump TV, that Sean Hannity would be the mostly to go join that. That said Bill O`Reilly is talking in recent years very much about wanting to sort of give up and retire. He tends to do that periodically but it could finally ultimately happen. And the real question is actually about Megyn Kelly, in some ways the biggest star. Certainly the most important female figure at Fox News and someone who has said that she herself a decade ago was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes. She has been talking and exploring about the idea of going to some other network that she doesn`t want to be defined by Fox over the years. The Murdoch family is making a strong play to try to keep her but you`re seeing a lot of possible piece of shifting and a lot of tumble possibly on that key prime time lineup.

CHARLIE ROSE: Is anything else to Greta`s leaving other than this key man clause?

DAVID FOLKENFLIK: You know, at Fox News I`m told that she asked for more money. And that people didn`t like it that Rupert Murdoch himself didn`t like it. She had a long-term contract, was asking for more. She displayed strong loyalty and in some ways had, perhaps, overstepped in defending Roger Ailes when these accusations were first made. She said Gretchen Carlson sounded like someone disgruntled that her contract hadn`t been renewed. And she said she thought the timing was suspicious. A lot of people thought this was incredibly untoward given that she wouldn`t know the actual reality of the allegations.

CHARLIE ROSE: Thank you.

NORAH O`DONNELL: David Folkenflik, always good to have you here at the table. Thank you so much.


NORAH O`DONNELL: Apple will unveil the latest versions of its iPhone in just a few hours. The new models will likely feature a change to the headphones but many question if the update will be enough to turn around falling sales of the smartphone, a big driver of Apple`s profits. John Blackstone is at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco where Apple will announce the new products. John, good morning.


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