An unverified report by New York Magazine writer Gabriel Sherman claims that ‘The Kelly File’ host Megyn Kelly told investigators that she too was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes.
According to two sources briefed on parent company 21st Century Fox’s outside probe of the Fox News executive, led by New York–based law firm Paul, Weiss, Kelly has told investigators that Ailes made unwanted sexual advances toward her about ten years ago when she was a young correspondent at Fox. Kelly, according to the sources, has described her harassment by Ailes in detail.
In a statement, 21st Century Fox said: “This matter is not yet resolved, and the review is not concluded.”
Kelly has not responded to the report yet and BPR has reached out for a statement from the network.
Roger Ailes may be out as Fox News Chairman and CEO according to Sherman, who has done extensive bomb-throwing at company big-wigs in the past. He also penned a biography on Ailes called “The Loudest Voice in the Room.”
Ailes is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson earlier this month. Several other women came forward after the announcement, alleging inappropriate behavior by Ailes.
According to Sherman:
“Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James — co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox — have settled on removing the 76-year-old executive, say two sources briefed on a sexual-harassment investigation of Ailes being conducted by New York law firm Paul, Weiss. After reviewing the initial findings of the probe, James Murdoch is said to be arguing that Ailes should be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired. Lachlan is more aligned with their father, who thinks that no action should be taken until after the GOP convention this week. Another source confirms that all three are in agreement that Ailes needs to go.”
The law firm was reportedly investigating if other Fox employees have been pressured to speak out in defense of Ailes.
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