Here is Ms. Ratner’s full statement in response to the allegations:
“My life partner Cholene and I have known Roger Ailes and Bill Shine for close to 20 years. We have been to their homes and Bill Shine and his family have been to ours. Countless times Roger Ailes and Fox News have supported our charities and nonprofit organizations.
The allegations put forth yesterday on Gawker regarding my Fox News colleagues are disgusting. I proudly stand by them both personally and professionally, and vouch for their honor and character.”
Ellen Ratner is the Bureau Chief of Talk Radio News Service, and a Fox News Channel contributor.