Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson‘s unlikely story about being sexually harassed by her 76-year-old former boss Roger Ailes has paid off big time.

Carlson’s former employer, 21st Century Fox, has agreed to pay a staggering $20 million to settle her sex harassment lawsuit against Ailes.

The 50-year-old former Miss America filed a lawsuit against Ailes in July, claiming the old man sexually harassed her on the job.

Ailes, who resigned in disgrace last month, won’t have to pay a penny to Carlson.

As part of the settlement, Ailes won’t be held financially liable for any part of the settlement.

Interestingly, the suit was filed a month after she was let go from her anchor position at Fox News where she worked without complaints for 11 years.

The Washington Post notes that Carlson “doesn’t mention any instances of harassment in her 2015 memoir ‘Getting Real.’

In sort of related news, longtime Fox News host Greta Van Susteren left Fox News abruptly without even saying goodbye to her viewers.

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz cites “a source familiar with the process” who says “Van Susteren asked to renegotiate her contract after Roger Ailes resigned…when those negotiations deadlocked, Van Susteren chose to invoke the departure option, the sources said. Her last show was Thursday, and the swiftness of events did not allow her to deliver an on-air farewell.”