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CBS News: Roger Ailes May Be Let Go By Fox News Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes may be let go following sexual harassment allegations against him, CBS News reports.

According to New York Magazine, Fox News host Megyn Kelly claimed Ailes sexually harassed her. She reportedly told investigators Ailes made unwanted sexual advances to her ten years ago.

Sources also told New York Magazine that leaders at 21st Century Fox have asked Ailes to resign by Aug. 1.


"This matter is not yet resolved and the review is not concluded," 21st Century Fox told CBS News.

In a statement on Twitter, the company said "the review is ongoing."

"Roger is at work. The review is ongoing. The only agreement that is in place is his existing employment agreement," the statement reads.

This comes as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes earlier this month, claiming she was forced out because she refused to have sex with him.

Carlson said there was a culture of harassment at Fox News, and when she complained to Ailes, he said, "You and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago."

Other women have come forward accusing Ailes of sexual misconduct in the years before he started Fox in 1996, and several Fox personalities have publicly defended their boss.

21st Century Fox hired the New York law firm Paul, Weiss to investigate the case and interview others at Fox about Ailes.

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