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O'Reilly Settled Harassment Case for $32M; Then Fox Renewed Him

'NYT' report: parent company knew of monster settlement just months before it fired host

(Newser) - The parent company of the Fox News says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed O'Reilly's contract after he reached... More »

Twitter Not Happy With One Aspect of 'In Memoriam' Segment

Or incredibly happy, depending on how you look at it

(Newser) - The "In Memoriam" segment at Sunday night's Emmy Awards included one controversial name: Fox News founder Roger Ailes. A sampling of reactions on Twitter:
  • @seanoneal : "My favorite television moment of 2017 years is the cold silence that greeted Roger Ailes during the Emmys In Memoriam."
  • @Smoregasboredom
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Scathing Adieu

She hopes Fox News will actually become 'fair and balanced' in his absence

(Newser) - In the New York Times on Monday, Monica Lewinsky offers an obituary not for Roger Ailes, but for "the culture he purveyed" at Fox News. Ailes used the story of Lewinsky's affair with then-President Bill Clinton to turn the cable network into a "juggernaut," Lewinsky writes,... More »

At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers

He says he's coming after them, 'hell is coming with me'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes' grieving 17-year-son lashed out during his father's funeral service in Palm Beach on Saturday, vowing to clear his father's name and threatening to "come after" the women who accused the Fox News founder of sexually harassing them. "I want all the people who betrayed... More »

What Killed Roger Ailes, per O'Reilly: 'Hatred'

Former Fox News host pens tribute to his late boss

(Newser) - To ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, the late Roger Ailes was a "force of nature with an agenda," he writes in a tribute to his former boss in USA Today . O'Reilly explains Ailes' ultimate goal—to "infuse America with traditional philosophy and see to it... More »

Roger Ailes' Cause of Death Revealed

Fox News founder died of bleeding on the brain

(Newser) - Authorities in Florida are saying Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain caused by an earlier fall at home, the AP reports. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office says the Fox News founder died of a subdural hematoma—or bleeding on the brain— caused by the fall.... More »

Roger Ailes Had Serious Accident Days Before Death

The Fox News founder was diagnosed with hemophilia as a child

(Newser) - While no official cause of death was given for Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, the AP reports the Fox News founder had a serious accident at home in Florida just eight days ago. Palm Beach police say Ailes fell in the bathroom and hit his... More »

Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Is Dead

He was 77

(Newser) - Big news in the media world Thursday: Fox News founder Roger Ailes has died at age 77, reports the BBC . His family confirmed it in a statement: “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning," says his wife, Elizabeth.... More »

Fox News Scandal Claims Another Victim

Co-president Bill Shine is out

(Newser) - The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday that Bill Shine, the network's co-president and a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out, the AP reports. Shine's departure follows the firing of top personality Bill O'Reilly and... More »

13 Now Accuse Fox of Racial Bias

Network 'vehemently' denies the claims

(Newser) - Eleven current or former Fox News employees are alleging "abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination" at the network already laden with sexual harassment complaints. Most have joined a lawsuit filed last month by two payroll staffers accusing comptroller Judith Slater of "top-down racial harassment." The latest... More »

New Accuser Shares Alleged Roger Ailes Hotel Comment

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks on 'Reliable Sources'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly may have been the Fox News personality making headlines this week , but Alisyn Camerota has nudged the spotlight back toward Roger Ailes . The co-anchor of CNN's New Day, who spent a decade at Fox before jumping networks in 2014, now says she too was sexually harassed... More »

Fox Denies That O'Reilly Has Aired Final Show

He's taking a break amid sexual harassment allegations

(Newser) - Amid sexual harassment allegations and an exodus of advertisers from The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly is on vacation—or, as the Washington Post puts it, on "vacation." In a report that Fox has refuted, New York 's Gabriel Sherman says several high-placed sources have told... More »

Fox Scandal: More Ailes Allegations, O'Reilly Fallout

Mercedes-Benz is pulling ads

(Newser) - A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network's most popular on-air personality, Bill O'Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women, the AP reports. O'Reilly... More »

Geraldo on Ailes: 'I Am Filled With Regret'

Says sorry for doubting accusers, says Ailes is 'deceitful, selfish misogynist' if charges are true

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson has settled with Fox over her sexual harassment suit against ex-boss Roger Ailes, and Geraldo Rivera has come to terms that perhaps there was something behind her complaint. Per Variety , Rivera apologized late Thursday on Facebook for publicly expressing doubts about Carlson's claims and those of other... More »

Fox Settles Gretchen Carlson's Sex Harassment Suit for $20M

And Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson will take $20 million off Fox News' hands, settling on Roger Ailes' behalf in response to Carlson's sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit, reports Vanity Fair . Included with the settlement is what the magazine calls an "unprecedented" public apology for Carlson, an apparent effort by Fox... More »

8 'Least Powerful' People in the World

A certain former pope makes the list

(Newser) - Lists of the "most powerful" people are easy to find, but 24/7 Wall St takes the opposite tack with this one. The website set out to find the "least powerful" people in the world, defined as those who once held mighty clout but then suffered a "precipitous... More »

Ex-Host Sues: Fox Like a 'Playboy Mansion-Like Cult'

Andrea Tantaros also accuses Roger Ailes of harassment

(Newser) - The departure of Roger Ailes hasn't stopped the legal trouble over sexual harassment claims at Fox News. On Monday, former host Andrea Tantaros sued the network, Ailes, and other Fox execs and alleged that she was punished after she complained about inappropriate remarks by Ailes, reports USA Today . According... More »

Report: Roger Ailes Is Prepping Trump for Debates

But campaign denies any formal or informal role for ex-Fox exec

(Newser) - Roger Ailes has reportedly found a new role since resigning from Fox News last month: helping Donald Trump prep for the presidential debates. According to three anonymous sources who spoke to the New York Times , Ailes is helping Trump's team as they get the GOP nominee ready for his... More »

Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News

It's official

(Newser) - It's official: Fox News reports that Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of the network, effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will become acting CEO, and will also assume Ailes' former role as chairman of Fox News and Fox Business Network. "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable... More »

Report: Megyn Kelly Says Roger Ailes Harassed Her

The alleged harassment took place a decade or so ago

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is telling investigators that Fox News head Roger Ailes sexually harassed her during her early years at the network, two sources with knowledge of the investigation tell Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine. Sherman claims Kelly told investigators Ailes "made unwanted sexual advances at her" then described... More »

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