FNC Paid Former PR Chief $8M Settlement

Last week, the New York Times reported that Fox News had reached an out-of-court settlement with Brian Lewis, the former Roger Ailes aide who was abruptly fired in late July. Now, a Fox News executive with knowledge of the negotiations says that Lewis was paid approximately $8 million in hush money.

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Brian Lewis, a longtime public relations executive at Fox News Channel, was dismissed for what was called “issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract.”