21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News Channel, responded to a report Monday that the Murdoch family is maneuvering to oust Fox News chief Roger Ailes. The AP reports that the official position appears to counter the report by New York Magazine.
As we reported Monday New York Magazine cited sources saying Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, who run 21st Century Fox, had decided to remove Ailes from his position.
In response, 21st Century Fox, which is investigation allegations of sexual harassment against Ailes contained in a lawsuit filed by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, issued a statement saying succinctly: “This matter is not yet resolved and the review is not concluded.”
“Carlson said there was a culture of harassment at Fox News, and when she complained to Ailes, he said, ‘you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago,'” the AP notes. “Other women have come forward accusing Ailes of sexual misconduct in the years before he started Fox in 1996, and several Fox personalities have publicly defended their boss.”
The company’s investigation into the allegations is being handled by the New York law firm Paul, Weiss.