(NewsReady.com) – In April, Fox News took Tucker Carlson’s television show off the air. At the time of its cancelation, it was the most highly-rated cable news program on primetime. Though his show was axed, Carlson is still under contract until 2025. However, the former television host is now accusing the network of breaching his contract, and he says he’s taking his act to Twitter.
On Monday, May 9, Carlson announced he was going to start hosting a program that will be aired on Twitter. In a video to his fans, he said he is going to do a “new version of the show” that was on Fox News for more than six years. The new show will also include new things that he will tell them about later.
Carlson told his followers that he was grateful to be there and said, “Free speech is the main right that you have. Without it, you have no others.” As of May 12, the video had more than 126 million views.
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/sG5t9gr60O
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023
The same day Carlson made his announcement, reports indicated his legal team had sent an aggressive letter to his old network accusing executives of breach of contract and fraud. Attorney Bryan Freedman told Fox execs Irena Briganti and Viet Dinh that Rupert Murdoch was among those who broke promises directly made to Carlson “intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth.”
The lawyer went on to accuse the network of breaking a promise that it wouldn’t leak any of the former host’s communications to the media or take any action against him. Days before the letter was sent, reports broke about an alleged racist text Carlson had written during his time at the network.
Carlson’s attorneys also claim Fox broke promises that it would not settle the lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems in a way that threw him under the bus and harmed his reputation. Because of the contract breaches, Carlson believes he can host his Twitter program.
Fox News has called the allegation that Carlson was terminated because of the Dominion lawsuit “categorically false.”
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