Roger Ailes’ name has been painted over on the wall of the WOUB newsroom as of Tuesday afternoon.
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced during Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting Ailes’ name would be taken down. While McDavis did not give a specific date for the name’s removal, the letters of Ailes’ name were stripped from the wall before Monday’s meeting ended.
McDavis also said the university would return Ailes' $500,000 gift. As part of a contract with the university in 2007, he agreed to pay the full amount within five years in exchange for naming a newsroom after him. Ailes is an OU alumnus.
More than 20 women have accused Ailes, the former Fox News Chairman and CEO, of sexual harassment.
Fox News’ parent company reached a $20 million settlement last week with Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who sued Ailes over sexual harassment allegations in July. The company has also settled with at least two other women, according to The New York Times.