Monday, April 24, 2017

Report: Feds Continue Fox News Investigation

Andrea Tantaros
As the board of 21st Century Fox met inside Fox News headquarters Thursday, outside, the National Organization for Women declared the ouster of host Bill O’Reilly isn’t enough.

“We thought it was really important to come out and shed some light and shame the 13 members of the board of directors of 21st Century Fox who’ve allowed this culture to flourish,” said Sonia Ossorio, the president of the organization’s New York chapter.

Federal prosecutors have questions too: A lawyer representing former Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros, who’s suing former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, says the U.S. Attorney has subpoenaed one of his other clients.

“Well I want to be clear that I don’t know what the nature of the investigation is,” said attorney Judd Burstein.

But Burstein told CBS News the subpoena suggests the investigation relates to the method in which settlements were paid.

“There is a grand jury investigation that it is being conducted by the securities fraud division of the U.S. Attorney’s office. And I do know that when Fox News talked to settle with Andrea Tanteros they wanted to pay the settlement out as salary,” Burstein said.

“The inference I draw from that is there may have been a studied effort to hide the fact that there were all these settlements being paid out by disguising them as salary,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tantaros is now suing commentator Nomiki Konst and Fox News public relations executive Irena Briganti, over a tweet Konst posted on Tuesday night. In the wake of Bill O’Reilly‘s departure from the network, Konst, who has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” in the past, tweeted the following:

Tantaros has since responded in the form of a lawsuit, that her attorney filed in New York Supreme Court that same day. The complaint, obtained by, says that the allegation that Tantaros attacked Konst is false, and is looking for monetary damages for defamation.

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