Fox News Addresses Roger Ailes Rumors

Posted: Jul 20, 2016 11:00 AM

Rumors were swirling on Monday that Fox News CEO Roger Ailes was ready to resign as Fox News CEO amidst a series of sexual assault accusations. In particular, a report from New York Magazine suggested Ailes had sexually assualted Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Fox News' Howard Kurtz interrupted the network's coverage of the RNC convention on Tuesday night to clear the air.

"The company has launched an internal review of the matter" regarding the sexual assault claims and found nothing to confirm the allegations, adding that the New York Magazine piece cited unnamed sources in its reporting. Kelly has not addressed the report and Ailes and his lawyer Susan Estrich have vehemently denied it.

Because there is no evidence to give credence to these rumors, 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, released a statement noting Ailes was "still on the job" as Fox News CEO. 

"That is where things stand for now," Kurtz said.