As if Fox News doesn’t already have enough problems…
Dropping scandalous accusations that rival the worst of the Obama administration, former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros claimed the network spied on her, hacked her personal electronic devices and targeted her online through “sockpuppet accounts.”
Tantaros, who said last year former CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, filed a lawsuit Monday against Fox News and president Bill Shine, detailing the allegations as part of an effort to silence her, according to Law Newz. Ailes is also named in the lawsuit.
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In a statement to Law Newz, Fox News’ legal counsel “flatly” denied the allegation while questioning the motivation behind it.
“Fox News and its executives flatly deny that they conducted any electronic surveillance of Ms. Tantaros,” the statement said. “They have no knowledge of the anonymous or pseudonymous tweets described in her complaint. This lawsuit is a flimsy pretext to keep Ms. Tantaros and her sexual harassment claims in the public eye after the State Supreme Court directed her to bring them in arbitration.”
The network has been aggressive in its response to the 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit Tantaros filed, with legal representation saying she “is not a victim; she is an opportunist,” Law Newz reported.
“Tantaros’s unverified complaint of August 22 in this Court bears all the hallmarks of the ‘wannabe’: she claims that she too was victimized by Roger Ailes, when, in fact, contrary to her pleading, she never complained of any such conduct in the course of an investigation months ago,” a network attorney said.
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