FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News arrives in National Harbor, Md. Fox News told Politico on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, that Hannity won’t be appearing in any more campaign videos for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hannity touted Trump in a brief segment of an 8-minute long video posted on the candidate's YouTube channel Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News bigwig to be accused of possible sexual impropriety

Conservative pundit Debbie Schlussel says conservative Fox host Sean Hannity tried to invite her to his hotel room


Matthew Rozsa
April 24, 2017 3:07PM (UTC)

Last week there were reports that Fox News staffers had become worried the sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly were just the beginning. It turns out they may have been right.

Conservative pundit Debbie Schlussel told radio host Pat Campbell on Friday that she had been propositioned by Fox News host Sean Hannity when the he appeared in Detroit for a book tour, according to a report by The Daily Beast. After claiming that Hannity invited her to join him while he was signing books, which she found "very awkward," he invited her back to his hotel — which she declined in order to get ready for the show. Once the show was over, he extended the invitation again.

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"After that, I wasn’t booked on his show again. And he called me and yelled at me. I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing, and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show," Schlussel told Campbell.

Hannity told The Daily Beast in a statement that Schlussel's claims are "100 percent false and a complete fabrication." He also described Schlussel as "a serial harasser" and that she "has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with."

Hannity concluded that he was "laying out the legal course of action we will be taking against this individual" and characterized Schlussel's accusations as part of "a coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views."

Schlussel has accused Hannity of running a scam charity and "deliberately ripping off" a column she wrote criticizing Muslims.

Listen to her interview with KFAQ below:

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Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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