Tucker Carlson accuses Fox of contract breach

 May 15, 2023

Tucker Carlson is reportedly accusing Fox of a breach of contract as he makes plans for his future broadcasting.

A letter from his lawyer to Fox argues that the non-compete clause of his contract is no longer valid and should free him to launch a new show.

Moving to Twitter

The report comes as Carlson recently revealed that he will be broadcasting a show on Twitter.

"Starting soon we'll be bringing a new version of the show we've been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter," he said in a video.

"We bring some other things too, which we'll tell you about. But for now we're just grateful to be here. Free speech is the main right that you have. Without it, you have no others," he added.

The issue

The problem in starting a new program is found in the terms of Carlson's departure which could keep him off the air until 2025.

"Carlson's contract runs until January 2025 and Fox wants to keep paying him, which would prevent him from starting a competing show," Axios reported.

"Carlson already has gotten eye-popping offers from several right-wing outlets, and has talked to Elon Musk about working together," it added.

The move has led to some calls for conservatives to turn off Fox News. Steve Bannon criticized the network for attempting to silence Carlson through the legal matter.

"I think what they’re going to do is try to pay him out on his contract. And just like they do with Lou Dobbs, other guys, and Megan Kelly. It’s only when your contract expires can then you start your podcast," Bannon said.

The current agreement would keep Carlson from any new program until after the next presidential election. Carlson's lawyers are now working to find a way to change the situation so that he can return to broadcast in time to make an impact in the near future regarding the future of America ahead of the presidential primaries to be held starting less than a year away.

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