Fox News has settled with a former producer who claimed she was subjected to a hostile and “toxic” workplace.
Axios reported on Friday that the corporation will pay Abby Grossberg, a former producer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” $12 million.
Grossberg claimed she encountered discrimination and anti-Semitism before her termination.
Among other complaints, the former producer stated, “There were conversations that women who had tattoos or piercings or colored hair were disgusting.”
Grossberg also mentioned working on Carlson’s former program, stating, “What’s being said in the office by his team and also his lieutenants who are carrying out his orders are very consistent with what ends up on the air and what the public sees.”
According to The Associated Press, the network initially labeled her claims of discrimination “baseless,” but on Friday, the network consented to settle with her.
Grossberg alleged that she was subjected to both harassment and coercion by Fox News to provide false testimony in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against the network.
Fox News settled this litigation for $787 million in April, just before Carlton’s dismissal from his highly-rated prime-time program.
A New York judge accepted the settlement agreement between Fox News and Grossberg and closed the case.
During her tenure at the network, she had worked with both Carlson and Fox Business presenter Maria Bartiromo.
Carlson stated that he had never met Grossberg in person, as he worked remotely during her tenure as a producer on his program.
“I know nothing about her. I never met her,” he said in an April statement to NPR.
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A representative for Grossberg later confirmed she had never met the host as he spent most of his time at his homes in Florida and Maine.
“We are pleased that we have been able to resolve this matter without further litigation,” a Fox News spokesman said in a statement. CONTINUE READING…