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Report: Roger Ailes Considering a Possible Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Magazine

Sep 6, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“Charles J. Harder, who was Hulk Hogan’s lawyer in his successful lawsuit against Gawker Media, [has] contacted [New York Magazine] and asked it to preserve documents related to [Roger] Ailes in preparation for a possible defamation claim,” reports The New York Times.

The story continues, “Gabriel Sherman, a reporter for the magazine, has written extensively about Mr. Ailes and the sexual harassment allegations by female employees that resulted in his ouster in July as chairman of Fox News.”

The piece also notes, “Mr. Harder, a Hollywood lawyer, has become a big name in media circles recently for taking on publications on behalf of well-known clients. In March he won a $140 million judgment in favor of Hulk Hogan, the former professional wrestler whose real name is Terry G. Bollea, in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media.”

The Times also noted that “Mr. Harder did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

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