Fox host’s role in Dominion lawsuit was ‘pivotal’ to his demise – as he lawyers up and ‘hires fierce entertainment attorney’
Less than a week after Fox News Media and its parent firm Fox Corp. settled a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million.
the media company announced that top-rated personality Tucker Carlson and the corporation have mutually decided to split ways.
In the trial centred on Fox’s erroneous assertions that the 2020 presidential election had been rigged in favour of Democrat Joe Biden, Carlson was anticipated to be a crucial witness.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson’s prime-time programme, has been the highest-rated cable news programme in the important 25 to 54 age bracket, usually drawing more than 3 million people each night. The most popular cable news network in the US is Fox.
We appreciate his contributions as a contributor before becoming a host, Fox News said in a statement.
What Tucker Carlson would do next was uncertain?
On the back of the announcement, Fox stock fell precipitously; it recently fell 3.8% in active trade.
A protracted trial that would have highlighted Fox’s operations and content was avoided thanks to the settlement with Denver-based Dominion.
A $2.7 billion lawsuit from voting technology provider SmartMatic and a complaint from a former producer who claims Fox forced her to testify in the Dominion case are among the ongoing legal problems the business must contend with.
A representative for former US President Donald Trump tweeted after the news of Carlson’s resignation from Fox News, “Fox News is controlled opposition.” In an interview with Carlson earlier this month, Trump—who lost to Biden—was featured on Fox News.