Fox News suffers another massive defeat as they agree to pay an enormous $12 million settlement to their former producer Abby Grossberg in a hostile workplace lawsuit.
Grossberg alleged that while working for Tucker Carlson’s show she faced an ugly work environment full of bigotry, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and cruel bullying.
Grossberg also accused the network of coercing false testimony from her in a deposition in the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit which resulted in Fox News paying out $787.5 million to Dominion.
Breaking News: Fox News agreed to pay $12 million to a former producer who had accused the network of being a hostile and discriminatory workplace. https://t.co/0SFRaN1Obc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 30, 2023
From the New York Times:
Parisis G. Filippatos, a lawyer for Ms. Grossberg, said that the settlement concluded all of Ms. Grossberg’s claims against Fox and the people she had named in her complaints, which included the former host Tucker Carlson and some of his producers.
Ms. Grossberg said in a statement on Friday that she stood by her allegations, but she was “heartened that Fox News has taken me and my legal claims seriously.”
In April, the company paid Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million, in what is believed to be the biggest settlement figure in a defamation case.
Days later, Fox took Tucker Carlson, its most popular host, off the air after the company’s leadership concluded he was more of a problem than an asset and had to go.
More at the New York Times.
BREAKING: Former Tucker Carlson producer Abby Grossberg has settled her lawsuit with Fox News, receiving $12 million from the network.https://t.co/CezfLtSEbj
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 30, 2023