On Monday (March 20), Fox News and one of its producers filed lawsuits against each other, heightening complications for the embattled network as they contend with a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion.
Abby Grossberg, the producer who worked with hosts Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, filed lawsuits against the network in New York and Delaware, alleging in each lawsuit that she had been coached in a “coercive and intimidating manner” by the network’s attorneys before she gave testimony in the Dominion deposition she gave in September.
In an interview with The New York Times, Grossberg also accused Fox News of not “respect[ing] or valu[ing] women.”
Fox News has responded by filing a complaint with the New York Supreme Court, requesting that a judge block Grossberg’s claims.
In a statement discussing the complaint, Fox News reveals that it has filed a “temporary restraining order” in an attempt to protect the network’s rights because Grossberg “has threatened to disclose Fox’s attorney-client privileged information.”
Grossberg, still employed by Fox News at the time of the suit, was placed on administrative leave later on Monday, according to comments her attorney Parisis G. Filippatos made to The New York Times.
In a statement to The Daily Beast following Fox News’s filing its complaint, Filippatos asserted that her legal team was “happy” the “full story regarding [Grossberg’s] case would be heard by “three separate courts,” as they were confident she would receive “justice” and “fair treatment” her employer hadn’t given her.