Fox News to pay $12 million to settle fired producer Abby Grossberg’s lawsuit

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Fox News has settled another lawsuit, this time with a one-time producer for former primetime host Tucker Carlson.

Fox Corporation The network agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Abby Grossberg, who alleged she was coerced into perjury. Dominion Voting System defamation case,

“While I stand by my decision to publicly file claims and allegations“In light of today’s $12 million settlement, according to which I now withdraw those claims, I am pleased that Fox News has taken me and my legal claims seriously,” Grossberg said in a statement Friday. ” Our discussions with Fox News today revealed that this proposal represents a positive step by the network regarding the treatment of women and minorities in the workplace.”

Grossberg filed a lawsuit against Fox in New York and Delaware earlier this year, also accusing the network of discrimination. Grossberg’s lawyers had previously said that she was fired by Fox in retaliation.

“I stand by and disavow my publicly filed claims and allegations and any public statements made by me or my attorneys regarding my employment at Fox News,” Grossberg said in Friday’s statement. “I will not be making any further comments at this time regarding my employment at Fox News and ask that you respect my decision.”

The producer had worked with Fox hosts Carlson — who was ousted after Fox’s settlement with Dominion — and Maria Bartiromo alleged that the network’s attorneys coerced them into giving misleading testimony in the Dominion lawsuit. and threatened

in April, a test Its path was blocked when Fox said it would pay Dominion $787.5 million to settle a defamation lawsuit over false claims that Dominion’s voting machines influenced the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Grossberg previously said that she would willingly testify on Dominion’s behalf if the trial went to trial.

“We are pleased that we have been able to resolve this matter without litigation,” a Fox representative said in a statement Friday.

Fox previously denied Grossberg’s claims, and explained its decision to let go of the producer:

“Like most organizations, Fox News Media attorneys engage in privileged communications with our employees as necessary to provide legal advice. Last week, our attorneys advised Ms. Grossberg that, although she may was also free to file a legal claim, but she had access to our privileged information and was not authorized to publicly disclose it. We were clear that if she violated our directives, Fox would take appropriate action, including termination Ms. Grossberg ignored these communications and chose to file her complaint without taking any steps to protect her. Portions of Fox contain privileged information. We will vigorously defend Fox against Ms. Grossberg’s meritless legal claims. continue to make false allegations against Fox and our employees.