Drudge: Roger Ailes reaches deal with Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations

Ailes and the network reached a $40-plus million separation agreement on Tuesday, says Matt Drudge on Twitter

By Brendan Gauthier
July 20, 2016 1:08AM (UTC)
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Proprietor of the conservative news aggregator that bears his name, Matt Drudge confirmed on Tuesday in a since-deleted tweet that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes would be stepping down this week.

Ailes has had to battle sexual harassment allegations from several female Fox News anchors after former-"Fox & Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson first filed a suit in early July claiming he "retaliated against her and derailed her career" after she rejected his advances.

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"Kelly File" host Megyn Kelly apparently has added to the allegations, revealing she too fielded Ailes' unwanted advances when she was a legal analyst at the network in the mid-2000s, according to New York magazine, which cited anonymous sources.

On Tuesday afternoon, Drudge posted — and The Hollywood Reporter screenshot — what appears to be a scan of Ailes' multi-million dollar separation agreement.

As of this writing, Drudge's Twitter profile features just one tweet:

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Brendan Gauthier

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