Editor Joe Lindsley, 27, served notice even before The New Yorker's article, in which he praised the Aileses, Gawker reports. "At some point during the first week of April, Lindsley abruptly cut his transition short and quit outright, as did two of his young reporters, T.J. Haley and Carli-Rae Panny. The reason, multiple former employees say, is that in late March, Ailes confronted the three staffers and accused them of badmouthing him and Elizabeth during their lunch breaks." The story also reports, apparently with Lindsley as its source, that after he left, a security staffer for News Corp., parent of Fox, followed him.
Beth Ailes told Gawker, "These rambling allegations are untrue and in fact not even reality based. The paper hoped for Joe's success in spite of his personal habits and lack of performance, which included getting the weekly editions out late and over budget for three months. There's a sad disconnect between his claims of undying gratitude and his current state of agitation." There's a lot more in the story.