Former Fox News producer adds allegations to suit against network
A former Fox News producer is lobbing more accusations at the network.
It all has to do with her testimony in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox.
Abby Grossberg — who produced Tucker Carlson’s primetime show on the network — testified last September.
Last week — she sued Fox — alleging she was pressured into giving misleading testimony regarding the network’s coverage of fraud claims surrounding the 20-20 election.
In court filings — Grossberg said Quote — “Based on what I understood and took away from the deposition preparation sessions I had with Fox’s legal team which were coercive and intimidating, I felt that I had to do everything possible to avoid becoming the ‘star witness’ for Dominion or else I would be seriously jeopardizing my career at Fox News and would be subjected to worse terms and conditions of employment than male employees as I understood it.”
She was fired from the network on Friday.
On Monday, she filed additional allegations.
Among these — Grossberg says Fox lawyers wanted her to downplay the importance of ratings in decision-making at the network.
She added that she felt quote “pressured to respond with a generic ‘I do not recall’ whenever she had the opportunity, even if she, in fact, did have a recollection, albeit perhaps not a perfect one.”
After the testimony — Grossberg says she was not able to see a transcript of her testimony before it was made part of the record — even though she requested a chance to see it six times.
She also alleges that last week’s firing was retaliation for taking legal action.
In a statement — a Fox News spokesperson said Grossberg was quote “free to file whatever legal claims she wished” — but that she was fired because quote “she was in possession of our privileged information and was not authorized to disclose it publicly.”
The spokesperson went on to say quote “We will continue to vigorously defend Fox against Ms. Grossberg’s unmeritorious legal claims, which are riddled with false allegations against Fox and our employees.”