Tucker Gets a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter from Fox – Watch
Fox News has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Tucker Carlson, demanding that he stop producing his new show on Twitter. The letter, which was obtained by Axios, alleges that Carlson’s show violates his contract with Fox News.
Carlson’s new show, which is called “Tucker on Twitter,” is a weekly video series that is posted on Carlson’s Twitter account. The show has been extremely popular, with the first two episodes generating a combined 169 million views.
Axios reported the letter states in bold letters, “NOT FOR PUBLICATION,” and that Fox continues to pay Carlson and that his content remains exclusive to Fox until his contract expires on Dec. 31, 2024.
Carlson has denied that he is violating his contract. He has said that his show on Twitter is a “free speech platform” and that it is not subject to the same restrictions as his show on Fox News.
Harmeet Dhillon, one of Carlson’s attorneys, said in a statement that the network is attempting to censor her client until after the 2024 presidential election.
“Fox News continues to ignore the interests of its viewers, not to mention its shareholder obligations,” Dhillon told Axios. “Doubling down on the most catastrophic programming decision in the history of the cable news industry, Fox is now demanding that Tucker Carlson be silent until after the 2024 election.”
“Tucker will not be silenced by anyone,” she added.
Dhillon also said on Twitter that the latest move from Fox serves as an example of why she personally stopped appearing on the cable news network.
“For all the friends who have been asking ‘why don’t we see you on Fox anymore?’ — This is why,” she said. “I am passionately committed to free speech and a free flow of information necessary for a free society.”
“Until Fox stops trying to silence Tucker, it’s not a place for me. And I feel for my friends working at the network which has clearly caved into pressure from some quarter to silence @TuckerCarlson,” her tweet continued. “What you are seeing on Fox today is a censored version of the news. Keep that in mind as you make your viewing and your commenting choices.”
JUST IN: Fox News has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Tucker Carlson after he released the 2nd episode of his new show on Twitter.
Fox News is showing their true agenda: Put a muzzle on Tucker before the 2024 election.
Tucker doesn’t seem to care about the letter considering… pic.twitter.com/MiTOkWVFx3
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 12, 2023