Roger Ailes, the CEO and chairman of Fox News, will be fired from his post, New York magazine reported Monday. Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James have reportedly decided to remove the 76-year-old media maven after sexual-harassment allegations arose about him. Preliminary results from an internal investigation prompted by the complaints were evidently unfavorable. The company will either force Ailes to resign or fire him, sources told the magazine. Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a suit against Ailes claiming that he harassed her over many years, eventually firing her after she spurned his sexual advances. Another nine women, whose accounts were published by New York magazine and The Daily Beast, have made similar claims about Ailes. The internal investigation at 21st Century Fox was expanded into an inquiry about Ailes’s management style in general, the magazine reported, and interviews conducted by the law firm were moved to Paul, Weiss’s offices over concerns that Fox’s offices were bugged. “This matter is not yet resolved and the review is not concluded,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.
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