The two handguns, a Smith and Wesson and a Glock, were accompanied by ammunition. Susan Estrich, Ailes’ attorney, said, "Roger has a permit for those two guns," explaining that the 76-year-old executive is licensed to carry a handgun in New York "for his personal protection," and that "Those guns are licensed and appropriate."
Ailes left Fox News suddenly amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination made by women at the network. The accusations began with former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who charged Ailes with targeting her for defending women that were mistreated at the conservative news outlet. Ailes reportedly called Carlson a "man hater," and told her, "I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you'd be good and better and I'd be good and better."
The most recent allegations came from another former host, Andrea Tantaros, who charged Ailes with making inappropriate inquiries about co-workers’ relationships and sexual orientation. She also described how Ailes told her to turn around, to "get a good look at you," and called host and analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle a "Puerto Rican whore."
Ailes has been rumored recently to be advising Donald Trump on his presidential campaign