- Jan 31, 2009
Source: REPORTS: Roger Ailes Booted From Fox News Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Gets $40M Parachute - Joe.My.God.BREAKING: Roger Ailes Booted From Fox News Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Gets $40M Parachute
Variety has the first word:
Roger Ailes is officially out at Fox News, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to Variety. The former head of the network reportedly received a $40 million buyout after Gretchen Carlson and several other women accused him of sexual harassment over the past couple of weeks.
From the Daily Beast:
Fox News confirmed to The Daily Beast editor-at-large Lloyd Grove on Tuesday that beleagured chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will depart the cable news network following sexual harassment claims by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. According to a document obtained by the Drudge Report, Ailes will receive at least a $40 million buyout from the network. The news comes hours after New York Magazine reporter Gabe Sherman wrote that Fox News star Megyn Kelly told investigators hired by 21st Century Fox that Ailes had sexually harassed her ten years ago.
it didn't help that current fox news star Megyn Kelly today also made claims about Mr Ailes!