Roger Ailes’ Son to Those Who ‘Betrayed’ His Father: ‘Coming After Them’ and ‘Hell Is Coming With Me’
During a funeral service for Roger Ailes this weekend, the teenage son of the former Fox News chairman seemed to promise that he would have his revenge on the people who “betrayed” his father before his death.
Multiple sources have told Mediaite on background that the intent of the comment was humor.
The memorial took place at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida, and it was attended by conservative figures like Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, and various hosts and contributors for Fox News. Ingraham’s website Lifezette put out a report on the event, and they described the eulogy that was given by Ailes’ 17-year-old son, Zachary.
“I loved my father. He considered how much certain people hated him as a measure of success,” said Ailes’ son. “I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them…and hell is coming with me.”
The report suggests that Ailes was directing his comments towards Gretchen Carlson, Andrea Tantaros, Megyn Kelly, and all the other former Fox employees who accused his father of sexual harassment. The allegations forced Ailes Sr. to resign as Fox News’ CEO, and the internal investigation that followed caused major shake-up within the network at the time.
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