The attorney for the public relations executive who was fired last month by Fox News Channel said Tuesday that the conservative cable news empire should fear his client.
Brian Lewis was described as an "attack dog" and a right hand man for Fox News chief Roger Ailes until the channel fired him late last month for what it described as "financial irregularities."
Lewis has said very little since the firing. He told the website TVNewser that he wouldn't address the speculation surrounding his termination, but that it was "an honor and privilege to work for Roger Ailes the past 20 years."
If the statement from Lewis's attorney Judd Burstein is any indication, the public niceties won't last long.
Burstein, whose past clients have included Donald Trump, told Gawker that Ailes and "his toadies" should think twice before smearing Lewis.
"I have just been retained and am still plotting our course of action," Burstein said in the statement. "But two things are very clear to me. First, Brian Lewis no longer has any confidentiality obligation to Newscorp or Roger Ailes because of the false and malicious statements made by Fox to date. Second, Roger Ailes and Newscorp have a lot more to fear from Brian Lewis telling the truth about them than Brian Lewis has to fear from Roger Ailes and his toadies telling lies about Brian Lewis."