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21st Century Fox Issues Statement Amid Reports of Ailes Leaving

21st Century Fox has issued a statement on the current status of Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes amid reports he’s officially leaving the network:

Drudge Report was the first to report on this apparent news of Ailes leaving, and The Daily Beast independently confirmed it. But then Drudge walked it back and Fox News subsequently denied the news to The Daily Beast after confirming.

UPDATE –– 5:17 pm EDT: A member of Ailes’ legal team has put out this statement on today’s big news:

Roger Ailes has never sexually harassed Megyn Kelly. In fact, he has spent much of the last decade promoting and helping her to achieve the stardom she earned, for which she has repeatedly and publicly thanked him

UPDATE –– 5:42 pm EDT: NY Mag reporter Gabriel Sherman is reporting on more details of what’s happening at Fox internally:

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