New reports are pouring in claiming that Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is currently being forced out of his position with the network after former host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Now, it looks like a string of other Fox personalities may be following him out the door as well.
One top Fox talent confirmed to Breitbart under condition of anonymity that a massive talent meeting among various different hosts is scheduled, and they are considering leaving with Ailes to form a new network to compete with Fox.
“Everyone here hates Gretchen and Megyn,” the talent said in a brief phone interview, referring to the fact that Megyn Kelly has backed up Carlson’s claims. The source added that hosts of Fox and Friends and throughout the primetime lineup from the co-hosts of The Five to Special Report’s Bret Baier to Greta Van Susteren to Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and Sean Hannity are planning to possibly come together to execute contract clauses that would allow them to leave Fox.
“Fox can have Megyn,” the talent said. “We want Roger.”
The Financial Times also confirmed this potential mass exodus.
“Three of Fox News’ biggest stars — Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren — have clauses in their contracts that would allow them to depart if Mr Ailes were to leave the network, the two people briefed on the dispute said,” the Financial Times wrote. “This means a core team of on-air talent could follow Mr Ailes out of the door.”
The source with Fox also said that more will likely come out about how much personalities with the network hate Kelly.
“The entire building hates her,” the source said. “Nobody cares that she’s upset about a frickin’ hug.”
This refers to the fact Kelly’s sexual harassment accusation against Ailes stems from a 2006 hug he gave her that she didn’t like.
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