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Fox News Is Reportedly Parting Ways With Roger Ailes

The Fox News CEO is being investigated after sexual harassment allegations were brought forth by Gretchen Carlson and others.
Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 18, 2016

Roger Ailes' time at Fox News CEO is coming to an end.

New York Magazine broke the news Monday, citing two unnamed sources who report 21st Century Fox founder Rupert Murdoch and his sons, who both work for Fox News' parent company, made the decision to part ways with Ailes. 

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against 76-year-old Ailes at the beginning of July, citing sexual harrassment

Carlson, who worked for the news company for 11 years, claimed in a suit that Ailes "sabotaged her career because she refused his sexual advances."

Afterwards, Carlson's lawyer was reportedly contacted by dozens of other women who claimed they too were sexually harassed by Ailes, some accounts going back as far as the 1960s. 

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Ailes has denied the allegations, and his lawyers have filed a motion to have the lawsuit settled confidentially in a federal court. 

Details on exactly when Ailes will be removed from his position at Fox News are unclear. 

One source told New York Magazine Ailes is expected to "be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired." While another source says actions to let Ailes go might not happen until the Republican National Convention is over. 

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