Former Tucker Carlson Producer withdraws suit against Fox News

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 May 10, 2023

The New York Times says that the former Fox News reporter who said the company forced her to give false evidence in the Dominion lawsuit has dropped one of her lawsuits.

According to the New York Times, Abby Grossberg, who worked for both Maria Bartiromo and Tucker Carlson, said in the lawsuit that Fox lawyers told her to lie in her signed statement to protect the network during the Dominion Voting Systems case.

The story says that Grossberg threw out the lawsuit in a court filing on Friday in Delaware Superior Court without prejudice. Grossberg is said to be planning to re-file the case soon in another place.

The Times' Take

“Fox would be mistaken in viewing our client’s voluntary dismissal of her civil conspiracy claims as a retreat from those claims,” Grossberg’s lawyer Parisis G. Filippatos said, according to the NYT.

“We have often stated in public that we believe Abby Grossberg’s claims surrounding her coerced testimony in the Dominion case form the essential connective tissue between Fox’s misconduct in that case and the case being adjudicated by Smartmatic in New York, where it is seeking $2.7 billion in damages for a very similar misconduct by Fox.”

Grossberg has a pending lawsuit against Fox News in which she alleges that the atmosphere on Carlson's program was sexist and noxious. Fox terminated Grossberg days after she filed her lawsuits.

Fox News and Dominion reached a $787.5 million settlement in April, mere minutes before a defamation trial was scheduled to commence.

Dominion filed suit in 2021, alleging that the publication falsely criticized and “deeply damaged” the company's reputation following the 2020 presidential election.

More Viewpoints on The Suit

Mara Gay, a member of the editorial board of The New York Times (NYT), stated on Thursday she thinks it is "sad" that Fox News does not realize it is supposed to "support democracy," according to a report by The Daily Caller.

Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Fox Corporation and its networks for allegedly promoting fraudulent allegations that Dominion's voting machines were manipulated in the 2020 presidential election. The trial will commence on Monday.

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace referred to the events as disturbing for a news organization, contending that Fox News is typically correct with its election predictions and should not have cast doubt on the results.

“So what’s interesting is how much they work to be part of the coup plot, how participatory they are in something that, in an old Fox News business model, wasn’t even really good for them," Wallace said.

"And the other is how derisive and dismissive they are of what are any news organization’s shining assets, its decision desk. The truth is, they get the elect right, and they get it right first."

Gay responded, saying “It is sad to see a journalism organization kind of ditch or throw under the bus its biggest asset, which is the reporting that it produces and the journalism that it produces that hopefully viewers can rely upon."

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