New details have emerged about allegations of sexual harassment by Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, and they center around the claim that former host Gretchen Carlson was not the network's highest-profile anchor to receive unwanted advances from the network head.
Since Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on July 6th, several other women at the network have claimed that they, too, were victims of harassment from Ailes. All of the names that have been publicly reported, however, involved people from before his tenure at Fox News.
Numerous Fox hosts have also comes to the defense of Ailes, including Greta Van Susteren, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Bolling and Judge Jeanine Pirro.
But if a report from New York Magazine holds up, the story could get much worse for Ailes. Sources familiar with the situation have reportedly told NY Magazine that Fox is prepared to fire the longtime chairman. The author of that report, Gabriel Sherman, previously wrote an unauthorized biography of Ailes, and is a longtime foe of the company.
New York Magazine added that the legal team representing Ailes has yet to respond to a reported deadline of August 1st to either resign or be fired, as the magazine reported on Monday.
One potential reason? Megyn Kelly, according to New York Magazine.
Sources briefed on the outside probe into Ailes by 21st Century Fox told New York Magazine that Ailes made the alleged advances towards “The Kelly File” host nearly a decade ago, when she was a young correspondent at the network. They added that Kelly has reportedly described her harassment by the network boss to the investigators in detail.
New York Magazine also reports that Kelly's claims are why News Corp head Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan are allegedly pushing to oust Ailes sooner rather than later.
Independent Journal Review has reached out to Fox News and 21st Century Fox for comment, and will update this piece with any response.