- Associated Press - Sunday, January 26, 2020

BOSTON (AP) - The former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of then-Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is scheduled to visit the Massachusetts Statehouse to highlight the continued use of non-disclosure agreements.

Gretchen Carlson, whose lawsuit is included in the film “Bombshell,” has pushed for the end of the practice of mandatory NDAs, confidentiality provisions and forced arbitration clauses that critics say seek to silence workers who want to speak publicly about toxic workplace conditions.

Julie Roginsky, who also sued Ailes for sexual harassment, is planning to attend the Monday press conference at the Statehouse with Carlson.

Ailes firmly denied the allegations, but was ousted from the network. He died in 2017.

State Sen. Diana DiZoglio is planning to join the event.

The Methuen Democrat is also a critic of NDAs.

“It is beyond past time that the abuse of non-disclosure agreements come to an end in the commonwealth,” DiZoglio said.

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