(HOLLYWOODREPORTER) — Attorneys for ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes are going on the offensive against the New York Magazine journalist who penned a 2014 biography about the mogul, according to The Daily Beast.
The Tuesday afternoon story described Ailes' "war" against Gabe Sherman as "vicious" and quoted two prominent members of his legal team, Susan Estrich and Marc Mukasey. The website claims the attorneys reached out "to attack the journalist in slashing, nasty, and deeply personal terms."
This comes on the heels of a report that Ailes had a 400-page "opposition" file on the journalist.
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“Gabe Sherman is a virus, and is too small to exist on his own, and has obviously attached himself to the Ailes family to try to suck the life out of them,” Mukasey reportedly told The Daily Beast in an interview. “Roger is fine and doing well, and is not going to allow a virus like that to poison the atmosphere.”