Tucker's Legal Team Pops Fox News In The Mouth
Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, couldn't stay quiet after his contract expired at the beginning of this year. Despite a cease-and-desist letter from Fox, Carlson has been posting video commentary on current events on his Twitter account, which has garnered millions of views. Now his legal team is responding.
Harmeet Dhillon, Carlson’s attorney, has spoken out about Fox News’ cease-and-desist letter, accusing them of ignoring the interests of their viewers and shareholders, saying, “Fox is now demanding that Tucker Carlson be silent until after the 2024 election. Tucker will not be silenced by anyone. He is a singularly important voice on matters of public interest in our country and will remain so.” Dhillon has decided to no longer appear on Fox due to their actions, saying, "what you are seeing on Fox today is a censored version of the news. Keep that in mind as you make your viewing and your commenting choices.”
Justin Wells, Carlson’s former executive producer, further announced that Carlson will have a video response to the second indictment of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday. This is just the latest development in the Carlson-Fox saga that has developed since his contract expired.
This drama started back in March when Fox filed a cease-and-desist letter to Carlson for his continued video commentaries on his Twitter account, saying that his post-contract agreement still requires him to receive prior approval from the network before publishing or broadcasting video content related to current events. Fox’s letter was sent to Carlson directly and his attorney, warning that failure to comply would result in ‘immediate disciplinary action up to and including termination of your contract’.
To this, Carlson issued a response saying that Fox’s letter was ‘false’ and only serves to reinforce the Murdoch family’s ‘ideological agenda’, while also accusing Fox of ‘silencing’ the network's most popular host. Since then, Carlson has continued to post video commentaries to his Twitter account without the authorization of Fox, leading to the legal disputes.
Fox News has yet to officially respond to Carlson and Dhillon comments. It remains to be seen how Fox will address the situation and with what consequences.
Only time will tell how this dispute eventually turns out, but one thing is for sure—Tucker Carlson won’t be silenced any time soon.