Roger Ailes was an American television executive who served as the Chairman and CEO of Fox News and the Fox Television Stations Group. He was a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and for Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign.
Talking about Roger Ailes' personal life, he was a married guy and married to Elizabeth Tilson. After sexual allegations flashed out, did it affect their relationship?
Born in May 1940 as Roger Eugene Ailes, he was married to Elizabeth Tilson.
In July 1997, Roger Ailes and Elizabeth Tilson got engaged. Tilson, born in December 1960, and Ailes were married on February 14, 1998. Formerly a television executive, Tilson is now a homemaker and titular publisher of The Putnam County News and Recorder. The couple has a young son together. They resided in Garrison, New York.
CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes and his wife Elizabeth Tilson Source: Heavy
Problems started after Gretchen Carlson, former Fox Channel correspondent, filed a sexual harassment suit against Fox News CEO Ailes on July 6, 2016. Carlson’s contract with her network expired a few days back.
Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson, an American television commentator, and an author was crowned the 1989 Miss America while representing her native state of Minnesota.
53 years old Carlson has been fully supported by her husband Casey Close, a former major league baseball player. The two have been married since 1997 and have two children together.
Carlson stated on her decision to file a lawsuit:
“I have strived to empower women and girls throughout my entire career. Although this was a difficult step to take, I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace. I am extremely proud of my accomplishments at Fox News and for keeping our loyal viewers engaged and informed on events and news topics of the day.”
But further problems arose for the Ailes' family when six more women came forward with their complaints of sexual harassment against Ailes. Three of the accusers were models at the time of the alleged incident, a TV producer, a media consultant, and a Republican National Committee field adviser.
All these allegations must be causing quite a turmoil within the family. Even though nothing has come up to public notice, it is only evident that when seven women accuse one’s husband of sexual harassment, the wife is sure to be contemplating divorce soon.
The former Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes died on May 18, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida, United States. He died of subdural hematoma.
His death news was confirmed by his wife on the same day.
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