Gretchen Carlson Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted TWICE In Early Career

Gretchen Carlson Tell All Sexually Assaulted

Years before she slapped late Fox News chairman Roger Ailes with a sexual harassment lawsuit, Gretchen Carlson was terrorized by powerful men in her early career as a 1989 Miss America winner, she reveals in her shocking new tell-all obtained by

After a meeting and dinner in New York with an “important� television executive and trusted mentor, the now 51-year-old mother of two climbed into his car for a ride from his driver to her friend’s apartment.

“As we neared my destination, he lunged at me. His mouth pressed against mine, and he jabbed his tongue down my throat,� she writes in her upcoming book, Be Fierce, out October 17. “Shocked and horrified, I wrestled out of his grasp. I gasped for the driver to stop, and I tumbled out of the car onto the street.�

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“I ran to the apartment building, and by the time I got inside, I was sobbing. I felt stupid and unnerved.� Why would he do that? How had I believed he was truly interested in my talent.�

In another incident, Carlson met with a “top� public relations executive in Los Angeles to discuss her media career.

After dinner, she got into his car and found herself again in peril.

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“He immediately grabbed the back of my head and pushed my face so hard into his crotch I couldn’t breathe,� she recalls in the book. “I somehow was able to forcefully push him off, and feeling sick to my stomach escaped from the car as fast as I could. Again, I thought, why had this happened?�

She claims she never told anyone about the incidents until 2015.

“Maybe I thought I didn’t have the right to complain, that I had somehow brought this unwelcome attention on myself,� she explains. “I was embarrassed, ashamed even. Who would believe me?�

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Years later, she realized the previous events were examples of “assault.�

As Radar previously reported, Carlson sued her former CEO in July 2016 for “sexual advances� he made in the work place. According to reports, she secretly recorded his come-ons during meetings.

They settled out of court in September of that year, and Ailes died in May at 77.

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