Well … I didn’t see that coming.
Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has passed away at the age of 77. The news was first announced by Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth:
Roger Ailes is dead. pic.twitter.com/anqzBhnbeU
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) May 18, 2017
Ailes was essentially the catalyst that to help Fox News become what it is today. However, Ailes resigned as the CEO of Fox News last July, amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The sexual harassment allegations were brought on by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. Carlson’s allegations made other women at Fox News come forward and claim Ailes encouraged sexual harassment in the work place. One of the women who came forward was Megyn Kelly. Following the claims, Ailes resigned last July.
He abruptly resigned last July.
Though Ailes helped to build Fox News to what it is today, his legacy was tarnished by the time he left.