After Tucker Carlson posted the first episode of his new show on Twitter, Fox News sent a letter to his lawyers claiming that he had violated his contract with the network.
On Tuesday, Carlson posted the first episode of his show, centering around the Russia-Ukraine war — especially the explosion of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine, which he suggested may be a false flag on behalf of Ukraine. He also blasted the mainstream media and the establishment for supporting the war, specifically calling out RINO Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for laughing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy about “Russians dying.”
“It’s the best money we’ve ever spent,” Graham says in the clip Carlson shared, referring to the United States’ financial support for Ukraine.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023
On Wednesday, Fox News sent a letter to Carlson’s lawyers about the video, citing his contract — which they say prohibits him from “rendering services of any type whatsoever, whether ‘over the internet via streaming or similar distribution, or other digital distribution whether now known or hereafter devised.’”
Carlson’s lawyer Bryan Freedman spoke with Axios about the letter, stating that Fox News was trying to take away his client’s First Amendment rights.
“Fox defends its very existence on freedom of speech grounds. Now they want to take Tucker Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events,” the lawyer said.
According to the breaking report from Axios, this letter opens the door for Fox News to potentially sue Carlson.
Meanwhile, a source told the outlet that a senior Fox News executive had stated that the network wants to keep Carlson “sidelined” through 2024 — confirming the suspicions of many commentators who think they are trying to prevent him from speaking at all until after the presidential election.
However, despite the potential legal threat, Carlson once again defied Fox News by posting the second episode of his show on Thursday — where he blasted the moral decay in the United States.
Ep. 2 Cling to your taboos! pic.twitter.com/45AeVdtwOu
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 8, 2023
His first video received more than 100 million views, while his second video already had nearly 23 million views as of late Thursday night.