HarperCollins Publishing gave the late Roger Ailes one million dollars for an autobiography, but due to his untimely passing, he can’t deliver said project.
Now the company wants its money back. According to The Blast, the deal was done in 2013 and Ailes was planning on wrapping up the book before he left Fox in 2016.
Ailes wife, Elizabeth, is objecting to the challenge by the company. Hopefully, this will be settled so the family can move on as they are still grieving.
Source: The Blast
Roger Ailes was paid a million dollars for an autobiography that he will never deliver — obviously — and now the book company wants their hefty advance returned.
HarperCollins filed a claim against Ailes’ estate to get back $1,082,000 on a book deal they made with the deceased news exec in 2013.
Ailes had been reportedly working on his autobiography for several years, and planned on wrapping it up after he was driven out of Fox News in 2016. There was never an expected date of release.
Elizabeth Ailes has been handling her husband’s estate following the 77-year-old’s death, and she has already objected to the claim by HarperCollins.
Ailes died in March from complications of a subdural hematoma which he sustained after a fall at his Florida home.
The Ailes family has already gone through a significant loss, and now the vultures are coming out one by one to nag and attack. I am sure this will get worked out in the end, and if the monies are owed, they will get what is due.
We continue to pray for the Ailes family who suffered a massive loss a few months ago. HarperCollins isn’t hurting that bad are they, to target a grieving widow? If they are, then maybe they are in the wrong line of work.
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