Roger Ailes was the CEO of Fox News. Before this role he was a consultant for Republican presidents, including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush.
In 2016 Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson alleged that Ailes had fired her after rejected his sexual advances. Soon after another Fox anchor, Megyn Kelly, also alleged that Ailes had made unwanted sexual advances earlier in her career. Alies resigned as CEO of Fox News in July of 2016, and several other women publicly accused him of sexual harassment.
Roger Ailes died at age 77 in May 2017.
- 21st Century Fox launching 'internal review' at Fox News following Gretchen Carlson lawsuit (POLITICO)
- Sources: Megyn Kelly Told Murdoch Investigators That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her (Intelligencer)
- Andrea Tantaros Says She Made Harassment Claims Against Ailes, Was Taken Off Air (Intelligencer)
- 6 More Women Allege That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Them (Intelligencer)