As former Fox News boss Roger Ailes was laid to rest on Saturday, his teenage son appeared to promise vengeance for the women who accused his father of sexual harassment.
“I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them,” Zachary Ailes said during his eulogy, according to LifeZette. “Hell is coming with me.”
LifeZette Editor-in-Chief and frequent Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham attended the service in Palm Beach, Florida that also featured Fox News stars Sean Hannity, Bill Hemmer and Kimberly Guilfoyle.
New York Magazine editor Gabriel Sherman, who contributed to Ailes’ demise, called the comments “scary.”
Scary: During eulogy, Ailes's teenage son threatened Fox women who alleged harassment. "I’m coming after them…and hell is coming with me.”
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) May 21, 2017
“I loved my father,” Zachary, told LifeZette. “He considered how much certain people hated him as a measure of success.”
Ailes, who remained widely popular among Fox News talent until his death, was forced to step down from the network he created last year amid a series of sexual harassment allegation. Former anchor Gretchen Carlson initially accused Ailes of inappropriate behavior and numerous women came forward with similar claims. Ailes denied all allegations.
Carlson settled with the network for $20 million and Fox News parent 21st Century Fox paid out $45 million to settle pending and potential litigation over the nine months since Ailes stepped down. Before the sexual harassment scandals emerged, Ailes was considered the mastermind behind the success of Fox News and one of the most powerful men in both media and American politics.
Ailes’ coffin had an American flag draped over it, according to the site.
According to a report from Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office in Florida, Ailes died from complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell at home injuring his head.