Report: 21st Century Fox to remove Ailes as Fox News CEO

July 18, 2016 8:56 PM

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Report: 21st Century Fox to remove Ailes as Fox News CEO

Twenty-First Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch and his sons have agreed to remove Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes from his job following a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former Fox broadcaster and an internal investigation of the matter, the New York magazine reported Monday.

The stunning revelation comes less than two weeks after the lawsuit was filed by Gretchen Carlson in a state court in New Jersey. Twenty-First Century Fox, whose co-executive chairmen are Murdoch and his son, Lachlan Murdoch, expressed confidence in Ailes when the lawsuit was filed but immediately l...

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