Infowars ahead of the game again, Fox News chief Roger Ailes Just resigned.
Roger Ailes, who built Fox News Channel into a money-making ratings powerhouse, has resigned as chairman and chief executive of the popular cable channel following allegations of sexual harassment, the company said on Thursday.
Rupert Murdoch, 85, the executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O), the parent of Fox News, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network.
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes earlier this month, claiming sexual harassment. Ailes has denied the charges. Fox hired a law firm to conduct an internal investigation.
New York magazine followed up with reports of other women who said they had been harassed by Ailes as far back as the 1960s. On Tuesday, the magazine said that popular Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had told investigators hired by Fox that Ailes “made unwanted sexual advances toward her” about 10 years ago.
Ailes, who founded the cable channel in 1996, did not sexually harass Kelly, according to a statement attributed to his lawyer in the New York Times on Tuesday. His lawyers did not respond to questions from Reuters.