Roger Ailes Lawyers Ramp Up Attack on Biographer

Susan Estrich and Marc Mukasey had harsh words for Gabe Sherman, including describing him as "the real enemy of women."
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Attorneys for ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes are going on the offensive against the New York Magazine journalist who penned a 2014 biography about the mogul, according to The Daily Beast.

The Tuesday afternoon story described Ailes' "war" against Gabe Sherman as "vicious" and quoted two prominent members of his legal team, Susan Estrich and Marc Mukasey. The website claims the attorneys reached out "to attack the journalist in slashing, nasty, and deeply personal terms."

This comes on the heels of a report that Ailes had a 400-page "opposition" file on the journalist.  

“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,” Mukasey reportedly told The Daily Beast in an interview. “Roger is fine and doing well, and is not going to allow a virus like that to poison the atmosphere.”

Estrich reportedly described recent articles by Sherman as the journalist's "last stand."

“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,” she said. “But 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.”

Sherman reportedly told the website he doesn't take the comments personally and he will continue to report. 

Estrich and Mukasey have not yet responded to a request for comment.