Lawyers for a former Fox News producer who is suing the network and former boss Tucker Carlson said that she never met Carlson in person while she worked on his show, according to a report.
Grossberg, who was the head of booking for Carlson for several months, has filed a lawsuit that alleged Carlson fostered a hostile work environment among his staff. Grossberg further claimed that she was subjected to vulgar comments while she worked in Fox News’ office in New York.
In a statement to The Spectator, lawyers for Abby Grossberg characterized their client’s not meeting with Carlson in person as routine. They said it’s because he would film his program from his studios in Florida and Maine, where he owns homes.
“Like many on the [‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’] staff, Abby never met Tucker Carlson in person because he taped the show from his personal studios in Maine and Florida, and he did not visit Fox’s NY HQ during her time there,” Kimberly A. Catala, a Grossberg attorney, told the outlet.
A spokesperson for the law firm told The Epoch Times that the entirety of Catala’s comment to The Spectator was accurate.
The lawsuit (pdf), filed in the U.S. Southern District of New York on March 20, said that the “toxic work dynamic” fostered by Carlson “had impacted her health severely, such that she could barely eat and lost nearly 10 pounds in less than two weeks.”
“This case is as troubling as it is familiar; it is yet another in the long line of cases chronicling the misogynistic environment that permeates Fox News and fosters a toxic workplace where truth remains a fugitive while female workers are verbally violated on almost a daily basis by a poisonous and entrenched patriarchy,” the lawsuit stated.
Carlson hasn’t issued a public response to her lawsuit, but Fox News categorically denied her allegations to media outlets after it was filed. A Fox News spokesperson previously told news outlets that the company “will continue to vigorously defend Fox against Ms. Grossberg’s unmeritorious legal claims, which are riddled with false allegations against Fox and our employees.”
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