But, combative Ailes is still out there fighting Gretchen Carlson in her lawsuit against him. And Law.com picked up the story. Here is the coverage.
Currently, Ailes' lawyers are battling to have Carlson's suit, filed in New Jersey state court, moved to federal court in New York and submitted to confidential arbitration.
Part of the dispute Ailes is pushing is that Carlson signed a contract at Fox to settle any beef with the company in confidential arbitration. But the issue is this: She is suing Ailes, not Fox. However, can Ailes' legal team argue that he is or was Fox. As W.B. Yeats observed in the poem "Among School Children," it's impossible to separate the dancer from the dance.
Carlson has filed an injunction to keep the litigation in NJ.
Obviously, Ailes enjoys the sport of fighting. From a public relations standpoint, one wonders if he has been advised to just agree to a settlement with Carlson that has a gag order attached. Then he could move on to his Next, without dragging around the past like a sack of rotting vegetables.