Monday, March 27, 2023

QOTD -- Fox "News" Legal Woes Mount


“Based on what I understood and took away from the deposition preparation sessions I had with Fox’s legal team which were coercive and intimidating, I felt that I had to do everything possible to avoid becoming the ‘star witness’ for Dominion or else I would be seriously jeopardizing my career at Fox News and would be subjected to worse terms and conditions of employment than male employees as I understood it.” -- from an unredacted errata sheet filed by former Fox/ Tucker Carlson producer Abby Grossberg, seeking to correct her previous testimony in the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit against her former employer.   In case you haven't been following this, here's some context from NBC News:

The former Tucker Carlson producer who sued Fox News last week alleging she was pressured into giving misleading testimony about the network’s coverage of supposed election fraud has filed new allegations about coercive coaching by Fox lawyers, bias and unprofessional behavior by staff members, and retaliation by the network.

In papers filed Monday morning, Abby Grossberg seeks to correct the Sept. 14 deposition she gave about the network’s coverage of Dominion Voting Systems, which she says was tainted by pressure from Fox lawyers. Grossberg alleges she was not able to see a transcript of her testimony before it was made part of the record, even though she requested a chance to see it six times, while male colleagues were allowed to see their transcripts. She says she was able to review and correct it only more than five months later, after she retained her own attorneys. [snip]

Grossberg sued Fox News in Delaware and New York on March 20. Fox fired her Friday, alleging she acted “contrary to express instructions of the Company” by disclosing allegedly privileged information in Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox...

Any legal beagles out there?  This sure sounds like coercion, witness tampering, and suborning perjury to us.

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