Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lawyer's Comments Raise Prospect of Federal Investigation for Fox News' Parent Company

Federal prosecutors may be investigating Fox News Channel's parent company for not reporting settlements related to sexual harassment cases to the Securities and Exchange Commission, an attorney representing a former Fox News host said in open court on Wednesday.

The lawyer, Judd Burstein, said that he had received a federal grand jury subpoena from the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.

Burstein, who is representing former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros, made the comments during a hearing in front of Judge David Cohen in New York Supreme Court. Tantaros is suing Fox News executives for sexual harassment. Fox News has argued that Tantaros' case should be resolved in private arbitration, not open court.

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Source: Politico (via The Empire Report)

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