In the wake of the Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment controversy, a former Fox News guest from several years ago started making outrageous accusations about Sean Hannity, who has just taken over the prime-time spot.
A few days ago, Debbie Schlussel appeared on air with claims that Hannity had sexually harassed her. She then took to Twitter to write: “If #FOXNews were really serious about dumping harassers, Sean Hannity and Ailes Pimps Bill Shine and Margaret Scott would be gone #gop #MAGA.”
Perhaps Schlussel was looking for a multi-million dollar settlement—or maybe she just wanted press attention—but she has already backed down from her “sexual harassment” claims. In a newer interview, Schlussel denied she had ever made sexual harassment allegations.
“I would never accuse him of that,” she argued. “Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that.”
“I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy and not someone I liked,” Schlussel continued. “I wasn’t booked on his show again, and he called me and yelled at me. I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing, and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show. This kind of stuff is all over the place and Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity.”
What do you think of Schlussel’s new statement?