BREAKING: Fox News Issues Statement on Sexual Harassment Claim Against Tucker Carlson “patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit”

Fox News has issued the following statement on former guest Cathy Areu’s lawsuit and sexual assault claims against Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Gianno Caldwell.

From Howard Kurtz:

Here’s the Fox News statement on today’s lawsuit: “Based on the findings of a comprehensive independent investigation conducted by an outside law firm, including interviews with numerous eyewitnesses, we have determined that all of Cathy Areu’s claims against FOX News…” 1/3

“…including its management as well as its hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity & Howard Kurtz and its contributor Gianno Caldwell, are false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit. We take all claims of harassment, misconduct and retaliation seriously,…” 2/3

“…promptly investigating them and taking immediate action as needed — in this case, the appropriate action based on our investigation is to defend vigorously against these baseless allegations.” 3/3 of Fox News statement

Full Statement:

Per Deadline, in the lawsuit it is detailed how Carlson supposedly propositioned the full time job seeking Areu in December 2018 around the time of the FNC Christmas party. “Mr. Carlson, hardly making any effort to hide his intentions, began telling Ms. Areu that he would be alone in New York City that night, and specifically said that he would be staying alone in his hotel room without any wife or kids,” the 39-page document says, noting Areu “awkwardly sidestepped Mr. Carlson’s advances and declined to spend the night at his hotel” that evening.

Which basically ended her long run on Tucker Carlson Tonight the suit states.

“According to Mr. Carlson’s producer, it is Mr. Carlson himself who consistently rejects proposals to have Ms. Areu on his show, notwithstanding the fact that her segments were, or were among, his most popular,” the filing notes.”Indeed, as a decades-tenured cameraman explained to Ms. Areu, it is well known that the way for women to get ahead at Fox News is to sleep with the male anchors and executives,” it adds in another section, as alleged incidents of varying nature with Hannity, Kurtz and Henry are also disclosed.

According to APB Speakers:

TV political news analyst Cathy Areu has been called a “maven” by NPR, one of New York City’s “most influential women” by the Oxygen TV Network, a “woman of vision” by DC’s WashFM, an “infobabe” by Rush Limbaugh, a “genius” by Neil Cavuto, a “liberal loon” by Howard Kurtz, a popular “liberal analyst” by Bill O’Reilly (and a few other things by Howard Stern).

Hey, it’s good to be talked about. October 14, 2014 was proclaimed “Cathy Areu Appreciation Day” in Manhattan, New York, in honor of Cathy’s work as a groundbreaking woman in the media industry. Cathy is best known as Fox News’ liberal news analyst and activist as she often debates the most popular Fox hosts, pundits, and notables in U.S. politics.

Video posted Nov 14, 2017:

Cathy’s speaking reel: