News Corporation headquarters, which is also home to Fox News, stands in Manhattan on April 18, 2023 in New York City.
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Fox News has settled another lawsuit, this time with the former producer of former anchor Tucker Carlson.
“While I stand by my public record claims and allegationsin light of today’s $12 million settlement, under which I have now withdrawn these claims, I am pleased that Fox News has taken me and my legal claims seriously,” Grossberg said in a statement Friday. our discussion with Fox News today that this resolution represents a positive step by the network regarding its treatment of women and minorities in the workplace.”
Grossberg filed lawsuits against Fox in New York and Delaware earlier this year, also accusing the network of discrimination. Grossberg’s lawyers previously said she was fired by Fox in retaliation.
“I stand by my publicly filed claims and allegations and any public statements made by me or my attorneys regarding my employment at Fox News,” Grossberg said in a statement Friday. “I will not be making any further comments regarding my employment at Fox News at this time, and I ask that you respect my decision.”
The producer worked with Fox anchors Carlson—who was ousted as a result of Fox’s settlement with Dominion—and Maria Bartiromo, alleging that the network’s lawyers coerced and intimidated her into giving misleading testimony in the Dominion trial.
In April, trial was halted when Fox said it would pay Dominion $787.5 million to settle a defamation lawsuit over false claims that Dominion’s voting machines influenced the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Grossberg previously said she would volunteer to testify on Dominion’s behalf if a trial went ahead.
“We are pleased to have been able to resolve this matter without further litigation,” a Fox representative said in a statement Friday.
Fox previously denied Grossberg’s claims and explained its decision to let the producer go:
“Like most organizations, Fox News Media’s attorneys engage in privileged communications with our employees as necessary to provide legal advice. Last week, our attorneys advised Ms. Grossberg that while she may pursue any legal claims she wishes, she has our privileged information and was not authorized to disclose it. We were made clear that Fox would take appropriate action, including termination, if she violated our guidelines. Ms. Grossberg ignored these communications and chose to file a complaint without taking any steps to protect those portions of the company’s privileged information Fox. We will continue to vigorously defend Fox against Ms. Grossberg’s baseless legal claims, which are full of false allegations against Fox and our employees.”