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Gizmodo sues FBI for access to files on former Fox News boss Roger Ailes

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"There will be no justice for Ailes or his accusers. His death saw to that." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Tech website Gizmodo sued the FBI Tuesday for access to files the agency holds on ousted Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes.

The website first lodged a request for information on Ailes with the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act on May 18, the day Ailes was found dead in his Florida home at the age of 77 after sustaining a brain injury the week before, reporter Dell Cameron wrote.

The news organization believes the FBI may hold documents about Ailes because he was one of the "most influential and controversial political figures of his era," Cameron wrote in a statement.

"The FBI failed to provide or formally deny access to the records within the time period allowed under the federal statute," Cameron said. "Needless to say, we'd really like to read them."

Gizmodo filed the law suit Tuesday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 after being plagued by allegations he sexually harassed female colleagues at the network.

Ailes' exit opened the floodgates for a string of similar complaints against other male Fox employees, including primetime star Bill O'Reilly and Fox Business host Charles Payne.

"There will be no justice for Ailes or his accusers," Cameron said. "His death saw to that. But we can, perhaps, learn something we didn't already know about the man who built a media empire before burning himself to the ground, if only the FBI would kindly hand over those records."