Cathy Areu’s “sexual harassment” story against Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is falling apart.
I mean, it’s really, really falling apart.
It started when an unearthed tweet from last year resurfaced. Cathy Areu announced to the world that Tucker Carlson had always been “polite” to her in that tweet. Kind of a strange thing to say about someone who is “sexually harassing” you, right?
But there’s more…
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Major inconsistencies with her story have come to light.
One, in particular, is very damning.
On the night when Cathy claims Tucker tried to “coax” her to his New York City hotel room, allegedly telling her he was “all alone,” records actually show that his wife and kids were in the hotel, and staying in his room.
I don’t know about you, but I highly doubt that Tucker was trying to have a sneaky “affair” with his entire family in the room.
Inconsistencies are emerging in claims made by Cathy Areu, a once-periodic Fox News guest, that she was harassed by some of the network’s biggest names — including prime time anchor Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. New emails obtained by Mediaite shed further light on the case.
In a lawsuit filed on Monday in the Southern District of New York, Areu claims she was harassed by Carlson, Hannity and other employees of the network, and that she was largely barred from appearing after she declined their advances. In an initial response the company said the claims were “completely false.”
Over the last several days, records of Areu’s appearances on the network and other publicly available information has undermined some of her claims. New emails between Areu and the network’s employees seem to add to those concerns.
Even more significantly, eyewitness accounts indicate Carlson’s wife was with him on a key evening when Areu said Carlson promised her he would be alone.
That claim leads to another issue. “Following the show,” Areu asserts in her lawsuit, “Mr. Carlson, hardly making any effort to hide his intentions, began telling Ms. Areu that he would be alone in New York City that night, and specifically said that he would be staying alone in his hotel room without any wife or kids.”
A source familiar with the event told Mediaite that Carlson’s wife did attend the Tucker Carlson Tonight Christmas party. Fox News also told Mediaite that Carlson hosted the entire party for his show’s staff alongside his wife, who stayed in the hotel with him that evening.
“She didn’t go to the party so she can’t say who was there, but certainly stands by what he told her,” Areu’s attorney said.
Areu’s claim that she was harassed by Carlson also relies on insight into the Fox News host’s frame of mind: “Without question, Mr. Carlson was probing to see whether Ms. Areu was interested in a sexual relationship,” the suit said. Areu’s public comments about Carlson since the alleged incident have also been warm. In one 2019 post on Twitter, Areu wrote that Carlson “has always been polite to me.”
“Ms. Areu awkwardly sidestepped Mr. Carlson’s advances and declined to spend the night at his hotel,” the lawsuit continued. “Mr. Carlson promptly retaliated against Ms. Areu, who was featured on his show only three times in 2019 and has not appeared once in 2020.”
In addition, her claims against Sean Hannity are also falling to bits.
Remember that claim that Sean “slammed” $100 bucks on the table and ordered “men” to buy her drinks?
Well, emails show that was not the case at all. Hannity offered to buy a drink for Cathy and a friend that she brought to Fox News studios. Later, she even emailed a picture of the martini she bought and thanked Sean for his kindness.
This woman is pure evil, and she’s the reason that real victims of assault and harassment are no longer taken seriously.
I wish people like this would face charges for lying (false reporting). Until that happens, these phony accusations will keep happening.
This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on July 24, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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