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NYT: Fox News Sex Harassment Inquiry Widens

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 Aug 2016 06:07 PM

The investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against the former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is expanding to determine whether other executives knew of improper conduct by Ailes and failed to respond, according to news reports.

Investigators are expected to examine information presented in interviews about others at the company who might have essentially condoned Ailes' alleged behavior, The New York Times reports.

More current and former Fox News employees are expected to be interviewed, though the inquiry has not expanded into a broader look at the company's overall culture, according to the Times.

The investigation is being handled by the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. It was hired on July 6, the day former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed her lawsuit alleging harassment and discrimination by Ailes.

Ailes, 76, who has denied the accusations, resigned from the Fox News Channel on July 21. He remains a consultant through 2018.

The Times report comes a day after a lawyer representing another former Fox News anchor, Laurie Dhue, contended that the network's parent company had not interviewed his client.

The lawyer, Bruce Schaeffer, said that he and Dhue had approached Paul, Weiss after Carlson's filing became public.

"We take any matter of sexual harassment very seriously," a spokesman for 21st Century Fox told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. The company owns the Fox News Channel.

"Paul, Weiss remains counsel to us and is dealing with any and all issues as they arise," the spokesman said.

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