Monday, April 24, 2017

"Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Contributor"

"Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment."
During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again.

Schlussel and Hannity were scheduled to speak together at the Detroit show, Schlussel said. But before the show, Hannity allegedly invited her to an event at a nearby bookstore.

“He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing,” Schlussel said on Campbell’s show. “So I met him there and it was very awkward. He had me up there with him while he signed books and I felt very weird. These people don’t know me and they didn’t come for me to sign their books. Then I left to get ready for the show, and he said, ‘Why don’t you come back with me to my hotel?’ and I said no, I have to get ready for the show.”

Shortly before the show, Hannity allegedly told Schlussel they would team up against another panelist. But Schlussel told Campbell that the move was a “head-fake” against her.

“Sean came up to me and said we’re gonna double-team (which was a weird phrase to use) this Palestinian guy that I was up against on the show,” Schlussel said. “And then every time I tried to open my mouth and say something, they yelled at me and said obey your host, you can’t say anything or else we’re gonna shut off your microphone.”

After the show, Schlussel claims Hannity made another advance on her. “My dad and my brother were there in the green room,” Schlussel said, claiming that Hannity “tried to get me to go back with him to the hotel after the show.”

Schlussel claimed she rejected the offer a second time, and was not invited on any future Hannity programs.
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27 comments:

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Weird that Debbie Schlussel would be the one to take out Hannity for the Murdochs, but it is clear the Murdoch Boys want to transform Fox News into CNN.

Trooper York said...

They have already taken out the heart of FOX news.

Hannity will be the next to go.

Someone needs to start a new network. Or better yet an Internet operation.

edutcher said...

They're getting sloppy.

This is how the meme will break down.

Clearly, the Murdoch boys are the brothers Chelsea always knew she had.

Methadras said...

I told you that Hannity would be next and soon and here it is. Of all people, Debbie Schlussel, really? This woman hasn't been in front a TV screen peddling her crap for years and now she springs forth with this long running accusation. Again? I hope Hannity sues the shit out of her.

When I told you guys the Murdoch boys want Fox to go left, this is how they will do it. On the back of their talent. They are looking for a cheaper way out. They will hire new talent at a cut throat rate. Watch.

Tank said...

Hope he learned the "do not settle" lesson.

Amartel said...

Debbie Schlussel is a nutcase. Always has been. The only show where she consistently appears is the Howard Stern Show. For obvious reasons. And that was ack when i used to Howard. No idea if she's been evicted from the whack pack in recent years.

AllenS said...

I'm one of those people who you could put in the "wait a minute" column.

AprilApple said...

Here we go.

AprilApple said...

Hannity asked her to come back to the hotel and her father was in the room?

That is preposterous.

chickelit said...

Is Gloria Allred involved yet?

chickelit said...

Hey everybody, don't forget to watch Caitlyn tonight on Tucker's new show. It's going to be transformative and really change a lot of hearts and minds.

Rabel said...

Your Honor, the defense wishes to enter into evidence exhibit 1.

Amartel said...

She's walking it back ("clarifying her comments") by saying it wasn't really sex harassment but that it happened. She's gone after Hannity before and clearly doesn't like the guy, probably because he didn't want her as a regular guest on his show. She gets attention by saying outrageous things which is the only way she gets noticed since, clearly, no one wants her as a guest on their show (except all the little whores in whoreville who will have her on now to talk about her Hannity is gross story).

Amartel said...

exhibit 1 and done.

Amartel said...

I don't like to bag on people about their looks (unless they've gone out of their way to make their looks a talking point) but since her Hannity story will be an excuse for all and sundry to opine about Hannity's looks, etc., then I'm fine with it. She's ugly on the outside as well as the inside.

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Trooper York said...

This just goes to show you that you should only have talking heads on if they look like Greta or Madelyn Albright or something like that there.

A simple rule of thumb. Never have on a female talking head that you would want to give you head.

Follow the Pence rule in all it's manifestations.

Amartel said...

Which works out well for the guys until the gay guys start filing harassment lawsuits then this simple rule of thumb will eliminate virtually everyone from the airwaves. Our talking points will be read out to us by our robot overlords.

Hey, is this really a plan to bring back O'Reilly? You sly dog.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

The thing is I assume Bill O'Reilly is a pompous jerk that believes his own spin.

Say what you will about Hannity, but he has been a family guy for the most part. And if anyone why Debbie? Have you seen her lately? That head shot she uses is about thirty years old.

ricpic said...

Schlussel has already downgraded from sexual harassment to "weird and creepy." I hope Hannity sues her ass. He probably won't just to get this thing behind him. Ass? Behind? A pattern emerges.

Sixty Grit said...

Former tucker on Tucker.

Trooper York said...

Gay guys won't file harassment suits because they won't be able to admit that anybody could resist them.

Can you imagine Titus filing a suit?

Amartel said...

Huh? Dude once had his way with a stockboy on a pile of bananas.
Or something.
Details hazy,
not ... fully ... retained.
And he probably only originally went in there to pick up some gum.
Not one word about stockboy consent.

Amartel said...

Just wait. Those lawsuits are on their way.

Leland said...

Don't want glass ceilings, because this is how you get glass ceilings.

I've been invited to hotels and personal homes to talk about all sorts of things that never seemed to suggest or even come around to being about sex, love, or even rock and roll. Most of the time, it was a chance to talk without the normal interruptions of work, like a phone ringing, impromptu meeting, or need to respond to some other inquiry. I'm not like Pence, but I won't meet with any woman coworker alone for the first time, and not for long time later until I have some sense that they don't have any workplace political ambition, and if they do; I'll never meet with them alone.

XRay said...

"Former tucker on Tucker"

That was good.

Even if it does sound like some experience in the field... so to speak.

:-)

XRay said...

I know she's walking back, but still. I don't get the basis, actually. In years past I've asked a lot of women for a lot of things... and abided by their response. Big deal. As for not being asked back on the show, so what, could be numerous reasons. Either she got paid off to bring the accusations or she is desperate for attention, or both.