Fox News CEO is ousted for sexual harassment after Megyn Kelly accuses him
Famous--and infamous--Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is leaving the network. At least, he's in talks with the company to arrange his departure. Because he's being investigated for sexual harassment.
Earlier this month, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Ailes for sexual harassment.
And now high-profile Fox News host Megyn Kelly says that Ailes harassed her too, 10 years ago, when she was a legal correspondent for Fox.
So top execs Rupert Murdoch and his two sons have decided that Ailes is definitely out.
Megyn Kelly has told lawyers Ailes harassed her. Murdochs have told Ailes to resign by Aug. 1 or be fired for cause https://t.co/wbjU1rl5Pp
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) July 19, 2016
21st Century Fox is also waiving NDA's that kept other women from speaking about their experiences with Ailes.
4/ Bravo to Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly for sticking up for themselves and others. Shame to those who knew and defended Ailes.
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) July 19, 2016
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