Former Fox News hosts battle over handling sexual harassment claims
Former Fox News hosts Gretchen Carlson and Greta Van Susteren feuded on Twitter over the weekend over how Carlson’s sexual harassment complaint at the network last year was handled.
Carlson, whose complaint in 2016 prompted other Fox News employees to come forward and eventually led to the ouster of Roger Ailes, on Friday criticized former colleague Greta Van Susteren for attacking ABC News for a partially inaccurate report on Michael Flynn’s guilty plea.
Van Susteren said the network wouldn’t “admit its error.”
“True but what about when u called me a liar 24 hours after my story broke? U knew no #facts,” Carlson responded to Van Susteren.
True but what about when u called me a liar 24 hours after my story broke? U knew no #facts. You were someone I had always admired & heralded every time u came on my show. And u are a lawyer which made it so outrageous. https://t.co/DxJAXsyhyl
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) December 2, 2017
Van Susteren fired back, saying she did not call Carlson a liar. In a 2016 interview with People, Van Susteren said she regretted not initially believing Carlson.
On Sunday, Van Susteren accused the media of “trying to create a fight that does not exist,” between her and Carlson.
This is so absurd-I did not ‘unleash’ on her..this is just trying to create a fight that does not exist; I am not fighting w/ her; if you sort thru all the facts you will see how this is a manufactured fight using explosive terms pic.twitter.com/0bjT7cRCMp
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) December 3, 2017
The back-and-forth between Carlson and Van Susteren over sexual harrasment claims against media figures comes in the wake of recent accusations against Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Garrison Keillor and others.
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