Roger Ailes will not pay any portion of the millions owed to Gretchen Carlson as part of a settlement of her lawsuit alleging the former Fox News CEO sexually harassed her before firing her from the network. 21st Century Fox and Carlson agreed upon a $20-million settlement, multiple outlets reported Tuesday, ending a two-month saga that ultimately included the ousting of Ailes from the network he built. Ailes’s attorney Susan Estrich said in a statement that while the ex-Fox chief will not issue any statement on the settlement, any reports that he will contribute to the settlement are inaccurate. New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported shortly thereafter that a 21st Century Fox executive had confirmed that, indeed, the company will pay the full settlement; Ailes will not at all be held financially culpable.
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