EXCLUSIVE: Elisabeth Hasselbeck speaks out on sexual harassment claims against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is speaking out in defense of Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes following Gretchen Carlson filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

"Speaking from my personal experience, working for Roger Ailes and with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade was by far the most rewarding time in my 16-year broadcasting career," the former Fox & Friends co-host tells ET in a statement. "Because Roger, Steve, and Brian consistently treated me with overwhelming respect, and pure-hearted kindness, for which I am forever thankful."

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After 11 years with the cable news network, Carlson, who was the anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, took to social media last Wednesday to announce her official exit from the 21st Century Fox-owned network. "As you may have heard, I am no longer with Fox News," the 50-year-old journalist shared on Twitter and Facebook. "I value your support and friendship, especially now, so please stay in touch with me."

The confirmation came on the same day she filed a lawsuit against Ailes in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to court documents obtained by ET, Carlson alleges that Ailes "sabotaged her career" because she "refused his sexual advances and complained about severe and pervasive sexual harassment."

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Ailes denies Carlson's claims against him, and released the following statement to ET:

"Gretchen Carlson's allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network's decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup. When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, FOX News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11 year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously."

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd meet on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd pose on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: General view of atmosphere at FOX Studios as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (L-R) Kellie Pickler, Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade visit 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends New Year's Eve 2014 in Times Square on December 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
THE VIEW - After ten years as co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced today, July 10, 2013, that she will be leaving 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK, BARBARA WALTERS
THE VIEW - (5.8.13) On today's show, guest co-host Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”); Bill O’Reilly (“The O’Reilly Factor”), the cast of “Duck Dynasty”; and musical guest Pistol Annies. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) SHERRI SHEPHERD, AMY SCHUMER, ELISABETH HASSELBECK, BARBARA WALTERS
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Emmy Winning co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends Active Family Project Kick-Off Event at Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
THE VIEW - Guest co-host Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”); Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (album, “Love Has Come for You”); Dr. Richard Besser (author, Tell Me the Truth, Doctor) appeared today, April 24, 2013 on 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK
THE VIEW - Celebrate 'Sweet 16' when ABC's 'The View' returns for its new season, live, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOY BEHAR, BARBARA WALTERS, SHERRI SHEPHERD, ELISABETH HASSELBECK
THE VIEW - (airs 1.27.12) In honor of National Mentoring Month, the hosts of 'The View' recognize its importance with a one-hour 'special edition' theme show featuring Matilda Raffa Cuomo (author, The Person Who Changed My Life: Prominent Americans Recall Their Mentors). 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK, BARBARA WALTERS
THE VIEW - (10.18.11) Rapper, T.I. and actress Patricia Heaton were today's guests on 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (L-R) TV personality Barbara Walters, actress/producer Whoopi Goldberg and TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends the Broadway opening night of 'Sister Act' at the Broadway Theatre on April 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck is seen around Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
THE VIEW - Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who will be one of co-host' Sherri Shepherd's bridesmaids, visits 'THE VIEW,' 1/26/11 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. VW11 (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, SHERRI SHEPHERD, ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck sighting after taping 'The View' at ABC Studios on October 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Elisabeth Hasselbeck of 'The View' debuts as a contributor on 'Good Morning America,' 10.11.10, airing on the ABC Television Network (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK, ROBIN ROBERTS
Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends Reebok NFL's Maternity Tee Belly Bowl launch at Destination Maternity on September 22, 2010 in New York City.
THE VIEW - Elisabeth Hasselbeck co-hosts 'THE VIEW,' 6/10/10, (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. VW10 (Photo by Steve Fenn/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Elisabeth Hasselbeck seen around Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010 on February 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donnell (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Rosie O'Donnell, left, gets a high five from co-hosts Barbara Walters, second from left, while Joy Behar, second from right, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck watch during the taping of the first show of the 10th season of the ABC talk show, "The View" Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 in New York. The show began its 10th season with O'Donnell joining the returning Behar, Hasselbeck and Walters. Another change was a cozy, blue-and-orange arena-like set with a glass-top version of the drop-leaf table the ladies sit around for their "Hot Topics" segment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
**FILE** Elisabeth Hasselbeck takes part in the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Friday, June 15, 2007. Hasselbeck tells the syndicated TV show "Access Hollywood" that she and Rosie O'Donnell aren't on the best of terms nearly one month after their on-air dustup on "The View." The interview is scheduled to air Tuesday, June 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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