The letter accused Kelly of permitting listeners to be fed a “lopsided and inaccurate” story about what occurred between Hice and Lemon.
CORRECTION: This story has been up to date to right a previous model that incorrectly acknowledged that Ms. Polisi filed a legal criticism in opposition to Ms. Kelly.
Megyn Kelly has been placed on legal discover by Don Lemon after the conservative discuss present host invited Dustin Hice, a person who made sexual harassment accusations in opposition to Lemon, onto her SiriusXM radio present.
“You permitted Mr. Hice’s statements to go unchallenged during your broadcast, clearly out of a vendetta you have against Mr. Lemon,” learn a letter from Lemon’s legal professional, Caroline J. Polisi, obtained by Radar Online.
The letter additionally accused Kelly of permitting listeners to be fed a “lopsided and inaccurate” story about what occurred between Hice and Lemon.
Hice accused the CNN host of sexually assaulting him in Sag Harbor throughout the summer season of 2018. Hice filed a lawsuit a 12 months later and mentioned that he has suffered “feelings of shame, humiliation, anxiety, anger, and guilt.”
The incident occurred earlier than Lemon introduced his engagement to his companion, Tim Malone.
According to the letter, Hice falsely acknowledged that he was provided $500K to settle the battery lawsuit. Lemon’s lawyer mentioned that they provided a “nuisance” quantity of $8K and Hice “demanded” $1.5 million in alternate for not going public with the declare.
Lemon’s lawyer additionally accused Hice of bribing a witness and distorting what occurred.
“Mr. Lemon has presented evidence of Mr. Hice offering to bribe a witness and that he intentionally destroyed and withheld material evidence that both is directly relevant to his purported claims and that severely undermines his credibility,” she wrote within the letter.
In the letter, the legal professional requested Kelly to right her “reckless” reporting and public statements. “I hope you will correct your reckless reporting today, and the prior public statements you have made about this case — statements that demonstrated a reckless disregard for the truth and absolutely no effort on your part to try to ascertain the facts.”
CNN, the community with which Lemon has had a longstanding relationship, stood by the host and implied that Hice has contempt for CNN and has mentioned as a lot on his now-deleted social media platforms.
“This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon. Don categorically denies these claims and this matter does not merit any further comment at this time,” learn an announcement from CNN on the time of the preliminary letter.
The former Fox News host has not but publicly responded to the letter from Lemon’s legal professional.
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