Blogger and attorney Debbie Schlussel is doing the backstroke so fast that it makes Michael Phelps green with envy. She is the NeverTrumper who has been accusing Hannity of things that he didn’t do for over a decade. Her latest accusation that Sean Hannity sexually harassed her was supposed to grease the skids to get him off the air.
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.
“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.
After that, Hannity announced that he had hired a team of lawyers and that he was suing Schlussel. Hannity also pointed out that for years she has made false accusations against him and others with whom she disagrees. Schlussel being a lawyer, realized her position was untenable and quickly started backtracking and even denied that she had ever accused Hannity of sexual harassment.
Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. Now, in an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.
“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, said. Schlussel said the interaction happened in the early 2000’s when Hannity was in Detroit taping a show.
“He tried to get me to go back to the hotel after the show after he and his executive producer Bill Shine treated me horribly,” she said on the radio program. Schlussel later clarified that it wasn’t his hotel room, but rather his hotel. She told LawNewz.com that she did go on the show following the incident, but after that was “banned from Fox News.”
“I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked,” Schlussel said.
My advice to Sean Hannity is, “You have plenty of money, and if you let this slide, you will be fighting this battle for the rest of your tenure at Fox. Sue the bitch.”