According to The Daily Beast, right-wing pundit Sean Hannity may be the next Fox News personality felled by allegations of sexual harassment.
During an interview on a Tulsa, Oklahoma radio show, former Fox contributor Debbie Schlussel claimed that Hannity invited her to his hotel room before and after a past appearance on his show where she debated another guest.
“He 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,” Schlussel said to radio host Pat Campbell. “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. 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.”
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From The Daily Beast:
After the show, Schlussel claims Hannity made another advance on her. “My dad and my brother were there in the green room,” Schlussel said, claiming that Hannity “tried to get me to go back with him to the hotel after the show.”
Schlussel claimed she rejected the offer a second time, and was not invited on any future Hannity programs.
“After that, I wasn’t booked on his show again. And he called me and yelled at me,” Schlussel said. “I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing, and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.”
In a statement, Hannity denied the accusations and called them “100 percent false and a complete fabrication,” adding that Schlussel is a “serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade.” He went on to accuse Schlussel of having a personal vendetta against him and ended the statement threatening legal action.
While it’s a bit early to tell where these latest accusations will go, it’s looking like Hannity is just another male Fox personality who acts like a vicious bully when they can’t find anyone to have consensual sex with.