A hotly awaited new biography of Roger Ailes contains some pretty startling claims about the Fox News CEO—including an allegation that he offered an employee a raise if she would have sex with him.
The New York Times got an early look at “The Loudest Voice In The Room,” the forthcoming book by media reporter Gabriel Sherman.
According to Bill Carter and Julie Bosman, “The Loudest Voice In The Room” paints Ailes as a man with a volcanic temper, and a history of ugly run-ins with his staffers. The most explosive allegation comes from the 1980s:
Former employees cited in the book talked of Mr. Ailes’s volatile temper and domineering behavior. In one anecdote, a television producer, Randi Harrison, told Mr. Sherman that while negotiating her salary with Mr. Ailes at NBC in the 1980s, he offered her an additional $100 each week “if you agree to have sex with me whenever I want.”