Gretchen Carlson was fired from Fox News on June 23 and then shortly after filed a law suit against Ailes for sexual harassment. Kelly followed with her sexual harassment allegations against Ailes soon after.
In a press release, executive chairman of 21st Cetnruy Fox Rupert Murdoch said, "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years."
Ailes' decision coincides with 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's acceptance speech in Cleveland, Ohio tonight at the final day of the Republican National Convention.
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sexual harassment - the unwelcome act of someone who tries to be sexual with someone while at their job
allegations (noun) - the act of someone saying that someone did something wrong without showing proof
coincide - to happen at the same time
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