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Roger Ailes May Be Let Go From Fox This Week: Report

The elder Murdoch and Lachlan are leaning towards making the decision after the GOP convention

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    File image of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in New York on Sept. 29, 2006.

    Roger Ailes' days at Fox News may be numbered, according to a new report.

    According to New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer, two sources claim 21st Century Fox co-chairmen Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch will remove Ailes from his current post of chairman and CEO of Fox News.

    James, in particular, believes that Ailes should be asked to resign or be fired this week, the sources added. The elder Murdoch and Lachlan are leaning towards making the decision after the GOP convention.

    Fox News did not respond to requests for comment. Parent company 21st Century Fox said, "This matter is not yet resolved and the review is not concluded," CNBC reported.

    Ailes is embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought forward by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. Ailes denied the claims in a statement, saying Carlson was filing a "retaliatory suit" because of network not renewing her show due to "disappointingly low ratings."