Tucker Carlson Says He ‘Knows Nothing’ About Producer Suing Him. Text Messages Prove Otherwise
Posted May 2, 2023 by: Admin
Newly obtained text messages by Rolling Stone reveal that Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, frequently communicated with Abby Grossberg, a senior producer on his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, despite denying any knowledge of her. Grossberg filed a legal complaint against Carlson, Fox News, and other employees, alleging a hostile and misogynistic work environment.
The text messages demonstrate a working relationship between Grossberg and Carlson, with Carlson giving directives on guests to book and setting the tone for the day’s programming. In one example, Carlson and Grossberg communicated about an attempt to bring then-aspiring House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) onto the show. Grossberg informed Carlson that they had a “really good talk” with McCarthy’s team, to which Carlson responded, “I heard. Hope it works.”
While Carlson claimed that he never met Grossberg, the text messages contradict his statement, as Grossberg says they exchanged hundreds of texts during the six months she worked on his show. Carlson’s supporters have tried to discredit Grossberg by emphasizing that the two never met in person, but Grossberg points out that the show’s staff worked out of New York while Carlson worked from his residences in Florida or Maine.
Grossberg’s lawsuit alleges that she was “isolated, overworked, undervalued, denied opportunities for promotion, and generally treated significantly worse than her male counterparts, even when those men were less qualified than her.” Carlson was ousted from Fox News last week amidst repeated controversies, including his promotion of Donald Trump’s false claims about a stolen election. The lawsuit included revelations that Carlson had spoken disparagingly of top company management.
Despite the damning evidence presented in the text messages, Carlson and Fox News have yet to respond to requests for comment. The messages reveal the hypocrisy of Carlson’s claims that he did not know Grossberg and highlight the toxic work culture at Fox News, which has been plagued by sexual harassment scandals for years. Grossberg’s lawsuit sheds light on the pervasive gender inequality that continues to exist in media and entertainment industries.