The most important thing in the AIles saga, as far as signalling what will happen, is that Ailes got his own attorney. This signals that Fox does not intend to defend him against the sexual harassment claims. That being the case, it's tough to see how Fox could continue to employ him.
Rogers Ailes' separation agreement is legitimate. Why wouldn't it be? This agreement is in many ways the same as, and no different than, Standard separation agreements that take place between corporations and its executives on an almost daily basis. This one gets more publicity because of its high profile. That is the only reason.
The information contained in the Drudge Tweet is similar to other agreements and is believable consideing the atmosphere at Fox News. It is unfortunate that these women were not able to get their day in court because of this separation agreement. He should be held accountable for his actions over the years.
Shortly after 4 p.m., Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report website, wrote on Twitter that Roger Ailes was leaving as chairman of Fox News with a $40 million financial package, after an investigation into allegations that he had sexually harassed Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox anchor. Accompanying the tweet was what appeared to be a separation agreement between Mr. Ailes and the network, which he founded 20 years ago. The agreement is absolutely ridiculous. He has completely got away with this.