Sean Hannity accuser Debbie Schlussel is changing her tune. After finding out Hannity plans to sue her for fake allegations, she now denies the sexual harassment story.
Tonight, Hannity opened his show with a new warning to Debbie Schlussel and any liberal fascist who attempts to slander him, warning them he had retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country and are now in the process of laying out the legal course of action to those who slander him.
Schlussel spoke with LawNewz earlier today. LawNews reported:
Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. Now, in an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.
“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, said. Schlussel said the interaction happened in the early 2000’s when Hannity was in Detroit taping a show.
“He tried to get me to go back to the hotel after the show after he and his executive producer Bill Shine treated me horribly,” she said on the radio program. Schlussel later clarified that it wasn’t his hotel room, but rather his hotel. She told LawNewz.com that she did go on the show following the incident, but after that was “banned from Fox News.”
“I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked,” Schlussel said.
Really? An unknown former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel is accusing Sean Hannity of sexual harassment. Schlussel tells Oklahoma’s Pat Campbell Show that Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room during a joint appearance in Detroit and according to Schlussel, after she refused his advances, she was not invited back onto his show.
Hannity is fighting back and is preparing a lawsuit against this serial liar. He calls Schlussel ‘a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.’
Sean Hannity responded to The Blaze regarding these accusations:
“LET ME BE CLEAR – THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual are 100% false and a complete fabrication.
This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.
The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with.
This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.
My patience with this individual is over. I have retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country who are now in the process of laying out the legal course of action we will be taking against this individual.
In this fiercely divided & vindictive political climate, I will no longer allow slander and lies about me to go unchallenged, as I see a coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views. I will fight every single lie about me by all legal means available to me as an American.”
Debbie Schlussel has been after Hannity’s scalp for years.
( Daily Mail ) Fox News and Bill O’Reilly are reportedly in exit negotiations with a final decision on the popular host’s future with the network expected by the end of the week.
A well-placed source tells CNN Money that reps for the host and the cable news leader are currently in discussions ahead of a 21st Century Fox board meeting later this week on Thursday.
O’Reilly is expected to be the primary topic of discussion among the board members of the network’s parent company at that meeting.
Earlier on Tuesday, three sources told New York reporter Gabriel Sherman that Rupert Murdoch may not have O’Reilly return to the network after he comes back from his vacation in a week
DEMOTED FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR JULIE ROGINSKY ACCUSES KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: SHE WOULD ‘GET ON HER KNEES FOR ANYONE’…JEALOUS OF KIM?
( Daily Mail ) Fox News contributor sues network alleging Roger Ailes looked down her dress while making her kiss him, said Kimberly Guilfoyle would ‘get on her knees for anyone’ and demoted her for refusing his sexual advances.
- Julie Roginsky filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the County of New York on Monday
- The Fox News contributor states in her complaint that she was denied a promised promotion because she refused the sexual advances of Roger Ailes
- Roginsky, 43, claims in her court filing that Ailes would insist on kissing her while positioned in a manner to look down her dress at meetings
- He also made sexist comments, saying Kimberly Guilfoyle would ‘get on her knees for anyone’ according to the complaint
- Roginsky also describes what was known as ‘Team Roger,’ a group of employees who allegedly launched attacks against Gretchen Carlson after her 2016 suit
- Ailes’ attorney Susan Estrich responded to this latest lawsuit against her client by calling Roginsky’s filing a ‘copycat complaint’ and her claims ‘total hogwash’
READ MORE: Fox News contributor sues network alleging Roger Ailes looked down her dress while making her kiss him, said Kimberly Guilfoyle would ‘get on her knees for anyone’ and demoted her for refusing his sexual advances
Fox News suspended Judge Andrew Napolitano, being kept off the air indefinitely after he made a claim that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at Obama’s request.
According to the L.A. Times:
Fox News did not respond to inquiries about Napolitano’s status Monday. Napolitano was conspicuously missing from the network’s coverage of the confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — an event in which he typically would have played a significant role. He has not been on the air since Thursday.
People familiar with the situation who could speak only on the condition of anonymity said Napolitano is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time in the near future. Napolitano was not available for comment.
But Napolitano said on one program that “Fox News has spoken to intelligence community members who believe that surveillance did occur, that it was done by British intelligence.”
Fox News, however, did no such thing, forcing its anchors to walk back Napolitano’s statement.
“Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way,” Shepard Smith told viewers Friday.
In a statement read on the Fox News program “MediaBuzz” on Sunday, Napolitano defended his comments. He said he “reported what the sources told me, reported it accurately and I do believe the substance of what they told me.”
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Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness.
Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement:
Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.
Bill Hemmer announced the sad news this morning on “America’s Newsroom,” which then aired a tribute package from Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, his former co-host on “Hannity & Colmes.”
In a statement this morning, Hannity called Alan Colmes “one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.”
“How does it feel to be dismissed or worse, ignored?”
Neil Cavuto took on the CNN-Donald Trump feud on “Your World,” arguing that Fox News Channel has dealt with similar treatment from the Obama administration for eight years.
“What is it like not to be liked? It’s not fun, is it?” said Cavuto, wondering why CNN and other outlets were silent when Fox News reporters were dismissed or treated unfairly by President Obama.
“Now you’re experiencing what we have been living,” he said to CNN, playing numerous clips of Obama mocking Fox News through the years.
“The irony is I feel your pain. You never came to our defense, so allow me to come to yours. You are better than Buzzfeed. … Isn’t it obnoxious and unfair how some celebrate your plight? Kind of feels like the way you celebrated ours, doesn’t it? They say payback’s a bitch. If only you would take a moment to rewind the tape and see the shoe was on the other foot, or am I confusing it with the one now kicking you in the ass?” said Cavuto.
At a news conference Wednesday, President-elect Trump got into a heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta, calling the network “fake news” for reporting on an unverified dossier about his ties to Russia.
Acosta attempted numerous times to interject to ask a question, but Trump refused, moving on to another reporter.