Two weeks after leaving Fox News, Tucker Carlson’s lawyers issued the network a letter making some accusations. They claimed Fox News was responsible for fraud and breach of contract. On April 24, Fox News Media informed the public that Tucker Carlson was no longer their staff. Through a statement, they announced his departure, thanking him for his service. Reportedly, they reached this conclusion after settling a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems. The voting equipment company was called out for conspiracies and fraud. During the in and out of court procession, Carlson was a significant feature in the case. His personal messages highlighted his hatred for Donald Trump. At the same time, he called out his bosses for swinging in favor of Joe Biden.
The Reporter’s Reaction After Fox News Exit
Tucker Carlson did not involve his lawyers immediately after he was fired from the company. The prime-time host waited for a few days before addressing his fans. Carlson took to Twitter to post a clip where he talked about standing his ground in truth.
The seasoned journalist refrained from spilling details about his exit. But he criticized most of his onscreen debates, claiming that important matters are never truly addressed. Carlson assured his audience that he would be back soon— not on Fox News.
The confidence in his tone and his well-padded resume were convincing enough. Before becoming a fan favorite and most watched on Fox News, he worked on other cable news. Carlson hosted shows on MSNBC, CNN, and PBS. In 2010, he created the conservative website “The Daily Caller.”
While his fame heightened ionFox News, Tucker Carlson was also viewed as a controversial figure. He was sharp-mouthed and called out government policies that he deemed unfavorable. He was also accused of making racist comments.
Despite the criticisms against them, Carlson is not ready to be silenced. On Tuesday, he shared a three-minute clip, telling fans that a new show was in the works. The former Fox News staff said he was ready for a re-birth of his onscreen show, but it would be on Twitter. Before proceeding with the announcement, Carlson contacted his former bosses.
The Nitty-Gritty Of Tucker Carlson’s Lawyer’s Letter
Tucker Carlson’s lawyer drafted sigh a letter sighter by Axios two days before he announced a new show on Twitter. The crux of the letter was to argue that the no-compete provision of his contract was void. This would mean that he had the right to set up his own competing show or media company.
On paper, Carlson’s contract with Fox News extends to 2025 and he would be a recipient of salaries. However, this would hinder him from creating a show that could compete with Fox News.
Meanwhile, the prime-time host has been receiving offers from other competitors since he departed from the network. It has not been confirmed whether he considered any of the mouth-watering offers. But Carlson has shared his ideas with Elon Musk, and they will partner together.
But there is a clause— his contract with Fox News. To show that his former bosses cannot keep him from exploring other opportunities, Tucker Carlson contacted his lawyer. Bryan Freedman, his attorney is accusing Fox News of reneging on an agreement. He alleged that they compromised an agreement “intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth.”
The letter addressed the network’s settlement with the voting systems company and how they leaked Carlson’s private chats. Freeman maintained that Fox News made Carlson the scapegoat. The network broke its promise of settling with the Dominion Voting system in a way that would affect Carlson’s reputation. The letter to Fox News sighted fraud and breach of contract.