Hannity set to fight the sexual harassment allegations
Less than one week after Bill O’Reilly parted ways with Fox News, it seems that Sean Hannity is being the target of a sexual harassment allegation. Debbie Schlussel, a guest on Fox News, leveled allegations at the last Fox News prime-time star standing.
According to Schlussel, Hannity invited her back to his hotel in Detroit after the pair met at a book signing.
“[Hannity] 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. 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,” she said. “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.
Schlussel, claims that after she declined Hannity’s invitation she was no longer booked for his show. “This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity,” the political commentator told Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell.
In a statement to The Daily Beast, Hannity was quick to denied Schlussel’s allegations and accused her of seeking attention.
“LET ME BE CLEAR THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual ARE 100 percent false and a complete fabrication,” Hannity wrote. “This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.”
“The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with,” Hannity wrote. “This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.”
There does not seem to be another person charging Hannity with sexual harassment at this time. He will be in his normal 10 p.m. time slot tonight as Fox News enters the life without “Bill O’Reilly,” stage of their development.
More from Law Newz shows that shows Schlussel has had a history of making claims that might not be grounded in fact.
Quotes used in the story came from ASSOCIATED PRESS