Left-leaning media outlets made sure they left no opportunity to make claims that ex-Fox News guest had been allegedly harassed by cable host Sean Hannity – However, their stories were built on rumors as opposed to facts.
As per a radio interview conducted on Friday, with 1170 KFAQ host Pat Campbell, Debbie Schlussel said “Hannity tried to get me to go back to the hotel after the show after he and his executive producer Bill Shine [now Fox’s co-president] treated me horribly.”
Schlussel went on and said she was banned from Fox News, because she had refused to go back to Hannity’s hotel after a book signing in the early 2000s. Schlussel on the other hand, did not acknowledge that fact that he had asked Hannity to his hotel room.
Ignoring the fact that the ex-Fox guest never claimed that Hannity sexually harassed her, even the radio station she spoke with characterized the conversation that way: “Debbie Schlussel accuses Sean Hannity of Sexual Harassment.”
“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel had stated. “I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity — I thought he was weird and creepy, not someone I liked.”
This false story had spread all over the Internet ever since, with the The Daily Beast running the since-changed headline, “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest,” and The Huffington Post writing, “Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News star to be accused of sexual harassment.”
Since then, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast have since updated their stories. And in an interview Monday, with LawNewz.com, Schlussel, a lawyer, set the record straight.
Hannity released a rather scornful statement following Schlussel radio interview last week & made it evident that he would take her to court for libel, “Let me be clear about the comments about me on a radio show this week K by this individual are 100% false and a complete fabrication. This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation. The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with.”
Schlussel went on forth and mentioned that Hannity is considering a countersuit, despite the fact that her comments were “defamatory.”