Fox News Responds With Very Strongly Worded Statement to Scottie Nell Hughes’ Lawsuit

As previously reported, the drama between Fox News host Charles Payne and political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes took a dramatic turn on Monday. The former Fox analyst claims she was blacklisted after notifying the network that Mr. Payne raped her in 2013.

New York Times reports:

Fox News, which for more than a year has dealt with the fallout from an embarrassing sexual harassment scandal, was sued on Monday by the political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, who claimed that she had been raped by the longtime anchor Charles Payne and was then retaliated against by the network after she came forward with her allegation.

In her lawsuit, Ms. Hughes said that Mr. Payne had “pressured” his way into her hotel room in July 2013 and coerced her to have sexual intercourse with him, even though she had refused his advances by telling him “no” and “stop.”

The news comes as Payne was set to return to Fox News after being suspended following claims of sexual harassment.

Fox News immediately responded to the lawsuit with a very strongly worded statement:

 

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