“Bill Shine made more than $15 million in severance and bonuses from Fox News before taking a role at the White House as its top communication official,” reports USA Today.
The newspaper notes that the information was first uncovered by CNBC. “Shine left Fox after being embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal involving late Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes. While Shine was never accused of harassing women at the network, he was named in numerous lawsuits claiming he covered up Ailes’ misconduct. Shine has denied wrongdoing,” CNBC reports. Shine was a top programming executive at Fox News, under Ailes, for almost two decades.
Notes USA Today, citing the CNBC report, “The revelations [of Shine’s deal leaving Fox News] came from a financial disclosure report, showing he made $8.4 million in severance and is due bonuses for the years 2018 and 2019 that are valued at about $3.5 million a year.”
Shine left Fox News “10 months after former Fox chairman Roger Ailes was removed over harassment allegations,” USA Today says, adding that “Shine joined the White House in July.”