Yesterday, we reported that Fox News fans were stunned on Tuesday when beloved host Greta Van Susteren announced that she will be leaving the network after 14 years, effective immediately. One day later, her husband has come forward to reveal some details about what really went on with her sudden departure.
Immediately after the news of her departure was announced, Van Susteren posted the following statement on her Facebook page:
BizPacReview, however, reported that Van Susteren may actually be embroiled in a major lawsuit. The host’s contract with Fox included a “key man clause,” which gives her the right to leave the network before the termination date of her contract if a key man in the organization leaves. Since Fox CEO Roger Ailes left the network in July, it seems obvious that he would be the “key man” in this scenario.
While speaking to the The New York Times on Wednesday, Van Susteren’s husband John P. Coale confirmed that his wife exercised her “key man clause” on Friday because Ailes was no longer with Fox.
“There’s so much chaos, it’s very hard to work there,” Coale said. He went on to explain that the timing of her departure with the announcement of the $20 million settlement between Fox and Gretchen Carlson was merely a “coincidence.”
Things got interesting when Coale was asked why his wife chose to exercise her key man clause now. He responded by saying that “there’s more than meets the eye” and that there “might be litigation in the future” so he did not want to say anything else about it.
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