In a shocking turn of events, Fox News accuses Tucker Carlson of breaching his contract by starting a show on Twitter, which positions Fox News to explore legal action. Defending Carlson’s right to free speech, his lawyer slams Fox News for attempting to silence him.
Well-known Fox News host Tucker Carlson has come under fire after the company accused him of breaching his contract by launching a show on Twitter, a move that may lead to possible legal action. This accusation comes after Carlson had been a primetime fixture on the Fox News Channel for many years. Just in April, on what turned out to be his final episode, the host had promised his return on the following Monday. However, Fox announced that Carlson would not be returning to the air and that both parties had agreed to part ways.
Undeterred, Carlson announced his plans to continue his show on Twitter in May and posted the first episode on Tuesday of this week. His ten-minute video has already amassed more than 94 million views, proving his popularity and influence within the conservative community.
Upon sharing the video, Fox News general counsel Bernard Gugar contacted Carlson’s lawyers, claiming that the host had breached his contract agreement. According to the letter received by Axios, Fox has reserved the right to pursue available remedies at law or equity. The existing contract under dispute states that Carlson’s services are exclusive to Fox, barring him from rendering services of any kind via other distribution methods, such as streaming or digital distribution.
In light of these allegations, Bryan Freedman, Carlson’s attorney, declared in a statement that Fox News’s very existence is based on freedom of speech and that it is hypocritical for them to try to take Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him.
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