A former senior producer who reportedly sued Fox News earlier this year, alleging a poisonous and hostile work environment at the conservative media behemoth, has reached an out-of-court settlement with the network.
Former Fox producer Abby Grossberg’s lawyer claimed in a request to dismiss filed on Friday in the U.S. Southern District of New York that his client had voluntarily decided to drop her case against Fox and the people at the network she worked for, including now-fired commentator Tucker Carlson.
The New York Times claimed that the network had agreed to pay Grossberg $12 million to resolve her allegations, though the terms of the deal were not disclosed in the court filing.
The blockbuster defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems stemmed from Fox’s coverage of false allegations of voter fraud being promoted by the former president Trump and his allies.
According to Grossberg, Fox’s lawyers pressured her to provide false information about internal editorial procedures while it fought the lawsuit.
At the time, Fox refuted Grossberg’s assertion and consented to pay Dominion $787 million to resolve the defamation allegations that Dominion had filed in April.
As a top producer for well-known Fox personalities like Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, Grossberg alleged in her complaint and in a number of media interviews that she was dismissed in retribution and that there was a pervasive sexism culture at the network.