Fired Fox News PR exec issues warning


FOX NewsFox News Channel says it terminated its EVP Corporate Communications and longtime Roger Ailes confidante Brian Lewis last month, citing “multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract”. Fox News said Lewis was “terminated for cause” on 7/25, but word of his departure leaked out.

Now, Lewis’s new attorney has provided a statement to Gawker:

“I have just been retained and am still plotting our course of action. But two things are very clear to me. First, Brian Lewis no longer has any confidentiality obligation to Newscorp or Roger Ailes because of the false and malicious statements made by Fox to date. Second, Roger Ailes and Newscorp have a lot more to fear from Brian Lewis telling the truth about them than Brian Lewis has to fear from Roger Ailes and his toadies telling lies about Brian Lewis.”

RBR-TVBR observation: This is simply a warning that Fox News may be sued for firing him (breach of contract, slander, etc). When the lawyers meet, whatever provable dirty laundry Lewis has on Ailes and Fox News will be divulged—along with a number.