Gretchen Carlson breached her Fox News contract, Roger Ailes attorney claims

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The legal battle between former Fox News Channel personality Gretchen Carlson and her ex-boss Roger Ailes added another chapter on Friday, with Ailes' attorney claiming that Carlson breached he contract.

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A motion filed by Ailes' attorney on Friday also asked that the suit be moved from state to federal court, and asked that the sexual -harassment case be moved to arbitration.

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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)
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Carlson filed suit against Fox News Chairman and CEO Ailes on Wednesday, claiming that Ailes sexually propositioned her, then fired her in retaliation after she complained about discrimination and harassment.

The legal papers claim that Carlson's employment contract contained an arbitration provision requiring that "all claims relating to her employment be brought to arbitration at the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and that all filings, allegations, evidence and events leading up to the arbitration be held in strict confidence."

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Instead, the motion says, she sued.

"Since the filing of her Superior Court complaint, Plaintiff and her counsel have embarked on a publicity campaign to defame Mr. Ailes, notwithstanding the strict confidentiality requirement in the mandatory arbitration provision of her employment agreement." the motion reads.

Ailes' lawyer also seeks to have the case moved from state court in New Jersey to federal court, contending that neither Ailes nor Carlson are residents of New Jersey.

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