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Ailes Hires Lawyer for Possible NY Mag Lawsuit

Former Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes has hired Charles Harder, a libel lawyer who recently represented pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in his case against Gawker and is now representing Melania Trump in her suit against the Daily Mail, for a possible lawsuit against New York Magazine and one of its reporters, Gabriel Sherman. According to the Financial Times, Harder already contacted the magazine about Sherman, who has been a thorn in Ailes’s side for years and has recently revealed embarrassing items surrounding sexual-harassment allegations against the ousted Fox News chief. It is not yet known whether Ailes will sue NY Mag or Sherman. The news outlet defended Sherman’s “very carefully reported” stories.