At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers

He says he's coming after them, 'hell is coming with me'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2017 2:12 AM CDT
Ailes' Teen Son Threatens to 'Come After' Father's Accusers
Then-Fox News president Roger Ailes, left, and son Zachary attend "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Roger Ailes' grieving 17-year-son lashed out during his father's funeral service in Palm Beach on Saturday, vowing to clear his father's name and threatening to "come after" the women who accused the Fox News founder of sexually harassing them. "I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them, and hell is coming with me," Zachary Ailes said, per conservative blog Lifezette. With "hell is coming with me," he may have been quoting a line from Kurt Russell's Wyatt Earp in the movie Tombstone, Raw Story notes. Ailes was forced out at Fox last year after being accused of sexual harassment by women including Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson.

Ailes, 77, died Thursday, days after hitting his head in a fall at his Florida home. Around 100 friends and family members were at the service at St. Edward Catholic Church, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Ethel Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy's widow, the Miami Herald reports. She was there with her son, Fox reporter Douglas Kennedy. Another attendee was Fox host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who may become the next White House press secretary. She praised Ailes as a "champion of women." (Bill O'Reilly says "hatred" killed Ailes.)

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