Report: Murdochs Planning To Remove Roger Ailes From Fox News, Debating Timing
July 18, 2016 at 12:09 PM (PT)
NEW YORK MAGAZINE's GABRIEL SHERMAN is reporting that RUPERT MURDOCH and his sons LACHLAN and JAMES have decided to remove ROGER AILES from the helm of FOX NEWS, citing two sources with knowledge of the investigation of AILES' sexual harassment charges by law firm PAUL, WEISS.
One source told the magazine that LACHLAN and RUPERT MURDOCH believe that AILES, Chairman and CEO of FOX NEWS and Chairman of FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC., should be removed but only after the Republican National Convention this week, while JAMES MURDOCH is pushing for the company to offer AILES a choice of resigning or being fired this week, and another source confirmed that all three MURDOCHS are in agreement that AILES will be let go.
AILES has been accused by former anchor GRETCHEN CARLSON of sexual harassment, and PAUL, WEISS' investigation is also looking into whether other FOX NEWS employees have been pressured by AILES to support him.