Roger Ailes‘ departure from Fox News left him with a $40 million payout, and now we may know where a lot of that has gone.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, Ailes has purchased a big oceanfront home for a whopping #6 million. The purchase was made under a trust from the City National Bank of Florida.
The 12,700-square-foot home features 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and includes private beach property right along the ocean.
And as the Mail notes, this purchase could potentially be connected to Ailes’ ongoing legal issues:
And the breathtaking modern-style beachfront house could become a way for Ailes to shield a part of his personal fortune from future sexual harassment lawsuits like those already brought by at least two former Fox News anchorwomen, Gretchen Carlson and Andrea Tantaros.
In Florida, courts cannot force the sale of someone’s home to pay off judgments, and troubled tycoons have routinely used the state’s law to invest in real estate.
Ailes has been quietly advising Trump behind the scenes, and as Trump reminded us all this week, he has property in Palm Beach.
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