More women accuse FOX News boss Roger Ailes of sexual harassment after Gretchen Carlson lawsuit

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Gretchen Carlson isn't the only woman who claims that Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her while working at the cable news channel.

More than 10 other women came forward on Wednesday afternoon with their own stories about Ailes' behavior, following Carlson's allegation in a lawsuit that she was fired from Fox News for not responding to Ailes' sexual advances.

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"He asked me to turn around so he can see my a--," one FNC contributor told Huffington Post reporter Michelle Fields, who previously worked as an FNC contributor herself, about what happened during a meeting with the chairman.

Another contributor recounted Ailes' explanation of the hiring process for on-air talent.

"He always brags to people about how he doesn't do polling or testing when he chooses his on-air talent," she told Fields. "He told me that if he was thinking of hiring a woman, he'd ask himself if he would f--- her, and if he would, then he'd hire her to be on-camera. He then said if it was a man he'd think about whether he could sit down for a baseball game with him and not get annoyed of him. If he could, then he'd hire him."

A representative for Carlson's attorneys told CNN that at least 10 other women contacted them on Wednesday to share their stories of Ailes' behavior.

In her lawsuit, Carlson alleges that FNC didn't renew her contract in June as retaliation for rebuffing Ailes' sexual advances. The suit also alleges that she was previously removed from its morning show, "Fox & Friends," after complaining of sexist behavior by her cohost Steve Doocy and that her move to the 2 p.m. time slot with "The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson" was intended to give her a lower profile on the channel.

FNC said it's conducting an internal investigation of the allegations against Ailes and Doocy.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ailes said that Carlson's lawsuit is "defamatory" and "without merit." And he vowed to fight it "vigorously."

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GREENWICH, CT - JUNE 11: Gretchen Carlson attends Women at the Top: Female Empowerment in Media Panel at the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival on June 12, 2016 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for GIFF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 12: (L-R) Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson speaks onstage during a 'Fireside Chat on Persecuted' panel at Variety's Purpose: The Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit in association with Rogers And Cowan at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Variety)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: (L-R) Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Host Gretchen Carlson and Craig Morgan speak during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series at FOX Studios on July 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) 'FOX & Friends' hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade greet the crowd during a taping of 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Cookbook authors brothers Jamie and Bobby Deen visit FOX & Friends and talk to host Gretchen Carlson, at FOX & Friends at FOX Studios on April 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: Elmo and host Gretchen Carlson visits 'FOX & Friends' at the FOX Studios on November 18, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Ali Landry (C) poses for a photo with 'FOX & Friends' Co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy outside the FOX studios on September 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Gretchen Carlson (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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