NEW YORK — Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren is clarifying remarks she made about ousted boss Roger Ailes, saying she didn’t intend to defend or condemn him when she gave interviews after former colleague Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

In a statement posted on her website and subsequent email interview Thursday, Van Susteren said she had not personally seen Ailes harass anyone or heard of any harassment involving other women at Fox. The lawyer and host of a 7 p.m. weeknight show works out of Washington, while Fox’s main office is in New York.

She was among a number of Fox employees, including Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto and Kimberly Guilfoyle, who spoke favorably of their boss in the immediate aftermath of Carlson’s lawsuit, in which the former Fox anchor charged that her career had been sabotaged because she didn’t have sex with Ailes.

“I did not defend Roger Ailes nor did I condemn him,” Van Susteren wrote on her website. “I just stated what I knew or did not know. Period.”

Ailes has denied the allegations, but quit last week after other women told investigators working for Fox’s corporate parent that they too had been sexually harassed.

“If I had known of any sexual harassment, I would not keep quiet as I would not want other people hurt by my silence,” Van Susteren said. “You all know me – I speak up. I do not know if that is what happened but other people at Fox now say they knew about it. I did not.”