Fox News Channel is being hit with yet more allegations of sexual harassment, and this time it’s Sean Hannity. The allegations are made by a former guest on his show, Debbie Schlussel.
It is being speculated that a coordinated effort is now afoot to silence those with conservative views.
Apparently jumping on the band wagon, Schlussel leveled the charges against Hannity Friday during an interview with Pat Campbell, an Oklahoma radio talk show host.
Schlussel told Tulsa, Oklahoma, radio station KFAQ in an interview over the weekend, “He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing [in Detroit]. So I met him there and it was very awkward. He had me stand up there with him while he signed books and I felt very weird. These people don’t know me and they didn’t come for me to sign their books. So then I left to get ready for the show and he said, ‘Why don’t you come back with me to my hotel?’ and I said ‘No, I have to get ready for the show.'”
Schlussel refused to say when this all occurred.
Hannity stated, “Let me be clear the comments about me on a radio show this week by this individual ARE 100 percent false and a complete fabrication. This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.”
“The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with. This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric,” he continued. “My patience with this individual is over.”
Hannity stated he’s “retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country” and plans to sue Schlussel for her “slander and lies.”
Schlussel told LawNewz.com on Monday that she does not think her encounter, which happened in the early 2000s, amounted to sexual harassment.
“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, told the publication.