Fired from the Fox Den

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Fox News has fired Brian Lewis, executive vp corporate communications after an investigation found breach of contract and "issues relating to financial irregularities," the network says in a statement.

The kicker is Lewis was sacked almost a month ago and the news is just getting out now.  

Lewis was at the top of the depth chart at Fox News and was often considered the right-hand man to Roger Ailes.

Word is Lewis was fired and escorted from his office last month over what the company says were financial issues and other performance problems.

Insiders tell FTVLive that the two sides have been negotiating a separation agreement for the past several weeks. 

Word is that FNC is doing their best to make sure that Lewis signs something that will keep him quiet. If Lewis decided to write a book about the inter workings  at Fox News, one Fox insider told FTVLive "he could blow the lid off the place." 

Lewis knows as much about how Fox News works than anyone. He had been at the network since 1996.  

Fox News released this statement about his firing: 

"After an extensive internal investigation of Brian Lewis' conduct by Fox News, it was determined that he should be terminated for cause, specifically for issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract," a company spokesperson said Tuesday. "He was terminated for cause on July 25."

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