'I was bullied, intimidated, and coerced': Former Fox News producer offers damning rebuke of network

'I was bullied, intimidated, and coerced': Former Fox News producer offers damning rebuke of network
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A former Fox News anchor is weighing in with details about her interactions with the news outlet's legal team and how they coerced her

According to Mediaite, Fox News producer Abby Grossberg is speaking publicly for the first time with a blistering assessment of the conservative news network and its legal team.

During a recent interview with NBC News' Cynthia McFadden, Grossberg admitted that she believes the answers the legal team wanted would have put her in a compromising position and she would have likely become the "scapegoat."

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"I realized that the answers that they wanted me to say were putting me in a very vulnerable position to be the company scapegoat," she said. "I knew I was bullied, intimidated and coerced into saying that just to keep my job and stay at the company. And the question a lot of people would have is, 'why would you do that?'"

She went on to answer the question explaining, "I made the decision to keep my job so that I can keep paying my bills. It seemed like the safer decision for me at the time."

In wake of the allegations, a Fox News spokesperson has released a statement pushing back on behalf of the network.

"The assertion that Ms. Grossberg was coached or intimidated into being dishonest during her Dominion deposition is patently false. We will continue to vigorously defend Fox against her unmeritorious legal claims, which are riddled with false allegations against the network and our employees."

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The spokesperson. also went a step further to offer details about Grossberg's termination from the network:

Like most organizations, Fox News Media’s attorneys engage in privileged communications with our employees as necessary to provide legal advice. Our attorneys advised Ms. Grossberg that, while she was free to file whatever legal claims she wished, she was in possession of our privileged information and was not authorized to disclose it publicly. We were clear that if she violated our instructions, Fox would take appropriate action including termination. Ms. Grossberg ignored these communications and chose to file her complaint without taking any steps to protect those portions containing Fox’s privileged information.

The full interview is scheduled to air on Thursday, March 30.

Watch below via Mediaite or at this link.

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