Longtime Producer For Tucker Carlson On Fox News Is Hit With Sexual Assault Lawsuit

A former Fox Information worker accused a longtime producer for Tucker Carlson of grabbing his genitals and making an attempt to kiss him in a sexual assault lawsuit filed Monday.

Andrew Delancey alleged that Justin Wells, then a producer for “On the Report” with Greta Van Susteren, gave him presents and mentioned he might train him “the ropes.” Wells invited Delancey as much as his place for a drink earlier than going to fulfill others at a bar, in response to the swimsuit. That’s when Delancey mentioned Wells made undesirable advances within the residence and on stairs resulting in the rooftop.

Within the first occasion, Delancey mentioned a extra highly effective Wells shoved him on a mattress and commenced unbuttoning his denims whereas “aggressively” grabbing his genitals, inflicting Delancey “extreme ache.” He claimed that he was assaulted once more on the steps, with Wells reaching down the entrance of his pants.

The lawsuit, which additionally names Fox Information, mentioned that Delancey’s supervisor discouraged him from complaining to the corporate and that Wells recommended he might have an effect on Delancey’s profession trajectory. Delancey’s development ultimately “halted,” so Delancey returned to his job at a Fox affiliate in Florida, in response to the swimsuit. He now lives in Ohio.

Wells, who later turned the senior govt producer of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and now works on Carlson’s present on X (previously Twitter), was the topic of a 2022 report about him being an out homosexual man behind Carlson’s “demonization” of the LGBTQ neighborhood.

“It’s past horrific to suppose a homosexual man has helped to form and extensively disseminate a message of hate in opposition to LGBTQ folks,” Michelangelo Signorile, a former editor-at-large for HuffPost Homosexual Voices, reported on the time.

A lawyer for Wells advised The New York Instances, which reported on the authorized motion Monday, that the swimsuit was “meritless,” whereas Carlson mentioned it shouldn’t be taken critically.

HuffPost has reached out to Fox Information for remark.

Delancey’s lawsuit was filed earlier than the deadline of New York’s Grownup Survivors Act, which enabled accusers to file civil claims that date again a few years.

A number of outstanding folks have been named in intercourse abuse fits below that legislation. They embody New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams, rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, actor Jamie Foxx and singer Axl Rose, who’ve every denied allegations in opposition to them.

Need assistance? Go to RAINN’s Nationwide Sexual Assault On-line Hotline or the Nationwide Sexual Violence Useful resource Middle’s web site.

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