Will Fired Fox News Executive Spill Company Secrets? His Attorney Says Exec 'No Longer Has Any Confidentiality Obligation' -- and His Statements Reveal Plenty of Hard Feelings Gawker
An attorney for Brian Lewis, a former top executive at Fox News, is making it clear that his client may be spilling some inside information about the cable news channel and its chief, Roger Ailes, reports Gawker.
As previously reported, Lewis was fired recently for what the news company said were financial irregularities and breaches of his contract. Lewis was once a close adviser to Ailes.
Attorney Judd Burstein told Gawker in a statement that his client "no longer has any confidentiality obligation to Newscorp or Roger Ailes because of the false and malicious statements made by Fox to date."
He added that Ailes and News Corp. "have a lot more to fear from Brian Lewis telling the truth about them than Brian Lewis has to fear from Roger Ailes and his toadies telling lies about Brian Lewis."
Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox wasn't immediately available to comment, the story adds.