Roger Ailes’ Lawyers Launch Personal Attacks Against Gabriel Sherman

One said Sherman "is running out of women he can use and abuse."

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 8.53.25 AMFor attorneys Susan Estrich and Marc Mukasey, the best way to defend Roger Ailes is apparently to act exactly like Roger Ailes. Given that Ailes has been accused of sexually harassing more than 20 women and bragged about hiring people to physically hurt journalists, this is not a good thing.

Yet Estrich and Mukasey both emailed The Daily Beast to launch personal attacks against New York reporter Gabriel Sherman, who was responsible for breaking the sexual harassment allegations.

“Gabe Sherman has made clear that nothing will stand in the way of his vendetta against Roger Ailes, and he will use any woman he can find—no matter how clearly and deeply troubled she is—to try to concoct allegations against Mr. Ailes,” wrote Estrich. “Gabe is running out of women he can use and abuse. Ultimately, it will be clear that the real enemy of women is Gabe Sherman.”

Did you catch all that? Estrich blamed the victims and said Sherman abuses women. Amazing rhetoric. Must feel pretty weird to have no soul.

Not to be outdone, Mukasey explained that “Gabe Sherman is a virus, and is too small to exist on his own, and has obviously attached himself to the Ailes family to try to suck the life out of them.”

Smartly, Sherman told the Daily Beast that he doesn’t take the attacks personally. He understands that while shining a light on roaches makes them scatter, it doesn’t keep them from coming back.