Roger Ailes may be the thirstiest old man on the planet. The 76-year-old former Fox News CEO was relieved of his duties at Fox in July, but not before being handed a $40 million payout after being accused of sexual misconduct by many women he employed. Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a $50 million lawsuit against Ailes (and Bill O’Reilly) for making unprovoked and unwanted sexual advances on her.
Most recently, Megyn Kelly, Fox news star and one of the highest paid women in TV, claims in her new memoir Settle For More that Ailes would consistently call her to his office to play a sexual cat-and-mouse game resulting in unwanted physical advances.
According to Daily Mail,
She said that during a series of meetings, Ailes would engaged in a ‘kind of cat-and-mouse game with me — veering between obviously inappropriate sexually charged comments (e.g. about the ‘very sexy bras’ I must have and how he’d like to see me in them) and legitimate professional advice.’
Kelly claims that Ailes had offered to advance her career in exchange for ‘sexual favors’ and had even tried to make physical advances on her.
In January 2006, the ‘cat-and-mouse game’ came to a head when the former Fox CEO tried to kiss her, she claims.
He ‘crossed a new line — trying to grab me repeatedly and kiss me on the lips.’ When she pushed him away she says he asked her the ‘ominous question’: ‘When is your contract up?’
Here’s a quick picture of Roger Ailes and his wife, Elizabeth.
Other Fox News employees have come forward and claimed that Ailes the best way to solidify loyalty was from a ‘sexual alliance.’
What sucks hard is that irregardless of being a huge scumbag, this dude is still stupid wealthy. Meanwhile, I treat women with respect and I’m already three days late on rent.
[h/t Daily Mail]