After Kimberly Guilfoyle mysteriously left Fox News in the summer of 2018, she found herself vehemently denying news reports that said her departure was due to allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.

But her former boss, Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has apparently confirmed that he wanted her gone because of the allegations, which were detailed in a 2020 report in The New Yorker. Murdoch’s concerns about Guifoyle, a former top campaign aide for Trump, were revealed in a trove of texts and emails that were recently leaked in Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit against Fox News.

Murdoch said in an email, sent in the wake of the 2020 election, that he had “insisted” Fox News fire Guilfoyle “for inappropriate behavior.” The 91-year-old executive also ripped into his once-popular Fox News host in other ways, according to the email, which was shared by Semafor media reporter Max Tani.

While Murdoch’s note mistakenly called Guilfoyle “Kimberly Strassel,” an opinion writer for the Wall Street Journal, he clearly was referring to Guilfoyle when he wrote about her association with Newsmax. The rival news network was known for pushing even harder than Fox News to promote debunked conspiracy theories that Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden was due to widespread election fraud.

“Newsmax not good people!” Rupert wrote in the email. “Being advised by Don jr’s girlfriend Kimberley Strassel who I insisted we fire for inappropriate behavior. Not one of our people will join her. Newsmax desperate for money. Scoured the world, so far without luck.”

biggest revelation from the dominion lawsuit may be that rupert murdoch’s email tone is less logan roy, more the colleague dropping a link in slack saying “just wanted to flag!”

— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) March 8, 2023

It’s clear that Murdoch is talking about Guilfoyle, given his reference to “Don Jr.’s girlfriend” and her being “fired”; Strassel still writes for the Wall Street Journal. Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. have been dating since 2018 and became a popular duo in MAGA circles, campaigning for Trump’s re-election in 2020 and helping him to push his lies that the election was stolen. Both also spoke at Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, which preceded the violent attack at the U.S. Capitol to stop congress from certifying the results of the election.

After her departure from Fox, Guilfoyle became a contributor to Newsmax. Along with One American News Network, Newsmax aggressively pushed false claims of voter fraud. …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


Rupert Murdoch: Fox News fired Kimberly Guilfoyle for ‘inappropriate behavior’

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