Roger Ailes attended a special screening of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in New York in Feb. 2015. 21st Century Fox says Fox News Network CEO Roger Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Roger Ailes resigned as head of the Fox News Channel, felled by sexual harassment accusations leveled by a former anchor. He’ll be succeeded by 21st Century Fox founder and Chairman Rupert Murdoch.
The company, the owner of the 20th Century Fox studio, along with cable and broadcast networks, confirmed the extraordinary change in a e-mail today.
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