Sarah Palin Criticizes Fox News, Says The Culture "Has to Change"

Without O'Reilly Fox News faces its toughest test

Sarah Palin: Fox News has to change in wake of sexual harassment scandals

The controversy has consumed headlines in recent days, since The New York Times reported that five women were paid a collective $13 million by O'Reilly and Fox News for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he harassed them.

Although Palin said she believes no woman deserves negative treatment, the former Alaska Governor said women should never continue to work in an unsafe environment. "I wouldn't put up with anything that would be perceived as intimidating or harassing", she said, according to CNN.

Palin, who was with Fox News from 2010 to 2015, sidestepped repeated questions from Tapper as to whether she ever witnessed or experienced sexual harassment during her time there.

But when pressed by Tapper, Palin would neither confirm nor deny whether she herself was sexually harassed while working there. "Not stick around for a paycheck for years and years and years and then after the fact complain about what she went through". "You can ask them why I'm no longer with Fox".

"You know, more power to the good things that Fox News is doing but, yep, culture had to change there", she said. Wallace replied: "One can only hope".

Former GOP vice presidential candidate and Fox News contributor Sarah Palin said that the conservative news channel has to make changes in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked it.

"As a strong woman, I say, you know, we should feel more empowered than that", she said. Another host, Megyn Kelly, detailed what she described as ongoing harassment there after her departure.

The longtime O'Reilly Factor host is now on what he said was a long-planned vacation in Italy and was seen shaking hands with the Pope in Vatican City on Wednesday.

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