Former NYPD detective and Fox News contributor Bo Dietl has been let go from the network, reports New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman.
Sherman tweeted the news Thursday.
Sources at Fox News say that Bo Dietl, who did PI work for Ailes, has been cut as a contributor from the channel
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) August 18, 2016
Dietl reportedly worked as a sort of enforcer for Fox CEO Roger Ailes before Ailes resigned over sexual harassment allegations earlier this month. Sherman reported last week that Dietl hired private investigators to follow him, his wife, and Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment accuser Andrea Mackris to try and dig up dirt.
When reached by the Daily Beast, Dietl said that he still hadn’t heard about whether his contract had been renewed. “My contract ran out in the end of July, and [Fox] hasn’t renewed it yet,” Dietl told them. “I have not been definitely told either way, though I haven’t been getting any calls.”
Dietl also strongly disputed Sherman’s report about his supposed work for Ailes. “All that black-ops on the 14th floor crap… it’s all bullshit… Lanny Davis, one of my attorneys, told me to ask for a retraction, and said that if they don’t give me one, we could do a suit against New York Magazine and Sherman.”
UPDATE: 04:33 p.m.: Fox News confirmed his contract was not renewed.
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