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Former Sen. Scott Brown Mentioned in Fox News Sexual Harassment Complaint

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros also names Roger Ailes cites Bill O'Reilly

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    Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has been mentioned in a former Fox News host's sexual harassment lawsuit. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016)

    Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has been mentioned in a former Fox News host's sexual harassment lawsuit.

    Andrea Tantaros claims that Brown made sexually inappropriate comments to her and at one point, put his hands on her waist.

    Tantaros also named ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes and cited host Bill O'Reilly in her lawsuit.

    The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, claims there was a culture within the company that tolerated sexual misconduct.

    Former Sen. Scott Brown Mentioned in Fox News Sexual Harassment Complaint

    [NECN] Former Sen. Scott Brown Mentioned in Fox News Sexual Harassment Complaint
    Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown speaks out after his name popped up in a lawsuit filed against Fox News. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016)

    "Fox News masquerades as defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny," the complaint said.

    Brown allegedly made a number of sexually inappropriate comments to Tantaros during an August 2015 appearance on her former show "Outnumbered," including reportedly telling her that she "would be fun to go to a nightclub with."

    Necn caught up with Brown Tuesday afternoon. He said was surprised when his name surfaced in the lawsuit.

    "I have no idea what she's talking about," Brown said. "I don't go to nightclubs."

    When the show ended and she was getting lunch, Brown allegedly snuck up behind her and put his hands on her waist. In the complaint, Tantaros says she told him to stop.

    "It never happened," said Brown, who added he has never witnessed any sexual harassment at the network. "She's trying to make some type of case that there's an atmosphere there that's hostile to women."

    Tantaros says she then went to a producer to ask that Brown never be booked again on the show; he would appear again, according to the complaint.

    Brown told necn the allegations are false.

    "I treat all people there the same, whether they be male or female," he said of his employment at Fox News.

    The lawsuit makes many allegations against several Fox employees. Brown is only mentioned in a few sentences.

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