Fox News has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Tucker Carlson following the release of two monologue-style commentary videos on Twitter. Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, representing Carlson, took to Twitter to voice her support for the broadcaster, stating that he will not be silenced by the far left or Fox News.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) June 12, 2023
Dhillon expressed her belief that Fox News is not an appropriate platform for her as long as they continue their efforts to silence Carlson. She also empathized with friends who remain under contract with the network.
She further emphasized her unwavering commitment to free speech and the free flow of information, both of which she believes are essential for a democratic society.
In a multi-part tweet thread, she called on Congress, influencers, and GOP officials to carefully consider their decisions about appearing on a network she feels has given in to pressure by attempting to silence Carlson.
Dhillon questioned whether it was wise to air their views on a network that disrespects its viewers, leaks damaging information about its own talent, and even threatens former talent for expressing themselves freely. Dhillon’s criticism did not stop there. She claimed that what viewers currently watch on Fox News is a censored version.
Her comments come after Tucker Carlson and Fox News parted ways on April 21, which reportedly resulted in a significant drop in ratings for the network. Despite his departure, Carlson made a comeback on Twitter on April 26, posting a video in which he highlighted the shortcomings of major media outlets.
His first video, titled “Episode 1,” released on June 6, garnered over 114.8 million views, while “Episode 2,” released on June 8, has amassed nearly 55 million views. Notably, Elon Musk clarified on May 9 that Twitter had not entered into any deal with Carlson.
Justin Wells, the former executive producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight, announced on Twitter that the next episode of “Tucker on Twitter” will be released on Tuesday, covering former President Donald Trump’s indictment in the federal classified documents probe. The media has reached out to Fox News for comment, but the network has failed to respond.