Fox News employees accuse CEO of spying on them

Fox News employees accuse CEO of spying on them

Following a sexual harassment scandal, a slew of Fox News employees have come forward with fears that their former CEO had spied on them whilst he was in the job.

Host Gretchen Carlson accused her boss, now former-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment earlier this year – leading to him leaving the position.

Now six current and former employees, many Fox News hosts, on-air personalities and producers have reported they long feared that Ailes had tapped their phones and was monitoring their conversations.

"We all believe our phones are tapped and that we are monitored," one Fox News personality told CNN Money, echoing the fears of others who asked not to be quoted.

"People definitely felt that the clicks on the line were coming from the inside," said another.

The majority of Fox News sources who have spoken with the CNN Money reporter have requested that correspondence be done in person, over a personal phone line or through a personal email account.

While none of these sources said they had any concrete evidence, they spoke of a fear that they described as pervasive throughout the company.

Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN Money.


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