In a recent settlement, Fox News has resolved yet another legal dispute, this time involving Abby Grossberg, a former producer for Tucker Carlson, the network’s former primetime host. Under the agreement, Fox Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Grossberg, who claimed that she was coerced into providing false testimony in the defamation case against Dominion Voting Systems.
In a statement released on Friday, Abby Grossberg expressed her stance on the recent $12 million settlement and her decision to withdraw her claims. While she maintained her belief in the claims and allegations she had previously filed, Grossberg expressed gratitude that Fox News took her and her legal claims seriously. She also expressed optimism that this resolution signifies a positive step for the network in terms of its treatment of women and minorities in the workplace, based on her discussions with Fox News.
Earlier this year, Abby Grossberg initiated legal action against Fox by filing lawsuits in both New York and Delaware. In addition to her lawsuits, Grossberg leveled accusations of discrimination against the network. Her attorneys had previously asserted that her termination from Fox was a retaliatory act. In her statement on Friday, Grossberg reiterated her support for the claims and allegations made in her legal filings and any statements issued by her or her legal representatives regarding her employment at Fox News. However, she opted not to provide any further comments on her tenure at Fox News, requesting that her decision be respected.
Abby Grossberg, who had collaborated with Fox hosts Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, made claims against the network, alleging that its legal team had coerced and intimidated her into offering deceptive testimony in the Dominion lawsuit. Fox, following its settlement with Dominion, removed Carlson, prompting Grossberg to raise concerns. In April, a trial was abruptly halted after Fox agreed to pay $787.5 million to Dominion as part of a defamation lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit involved baseless allegations that Dominion’s voting machines influenced the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Prior to the settlement, Abby Grossberg had expressed her willingness to testify on behalf of Dominion if the trial proceeded. In response to the settlement, a representative from Fox issued a statement on Friday, expressing satisfaction with the resolution that avoided further legal proceedings. Fox had previously refuted Grossberg’s allegations and provided an explanation for her dismissal.