According to Axios, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, Tucker Carlson is getting ready to join or establish a rival network to Fox News.
"The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous," Bryan Freedman, Carlson's attorney, said to Axios about his contract dispute with Fox News.
According to anonymous sources familiar with the matter, Tucker Carlson is reportedly preparing to either join or create a competing network to Fox News. Carlson's departure from Fox News on April 21st has led to a significant decrease in ratings among key demographics and has resulted in ongoing criticism from the network's viewers.
Hollywood attorney Freedman, who recently represented Don Lemon following his departure from CNN, has also represented former Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Business Insider reported that Freedman secured a payout of $30 million for Kelly. Despite leaving Fox News, Kelly has remained active on social media and has spoken out in support of Carlson. She has even identified the individual at the network who she believes leaked Carlson's text messages and behind-the-scenes videos.
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In summary, Tucker Carlson is said to be preparing to join or establish a competing network to Fox News, and his departure has led to a decrease in ratings and continued criticism from Fox News viewers. Freedman, a prominent Hollywood attorney who recently represented Don Lemon, has also represented Megyn Kelly in the past and secured a $30 million payout for her. Kelly has remained an active supporter of Carlson on social media and has publicly named the individual she believes is responsible for the leaked content.
The leaked content, which included Carlson's behind-the-scenes conversations with a makeup artist and a text discussing his reaction to the January 6 Capitol riots, has faced severe criticism on social media. Despite this, Carlson is reportedly planning to establish his own media empire, as per Axios. However, his existing contract with Fox News is not set to expire until January 2025, which could delay his plans.
According to the same source, Carlson has been in talks with Elon Musk regarding potential collaboration. Moreover, Axios also stated that Carlson is considering adopting a direct-to-consumer approach for delivering content to his viewers.
To summarize, the leaked content featuring Carlson has been heavily criticized on social media. Despite this, Carlson is reportedly working on establishing his own media empire, but the duration of his contract with Fox News may hinder his efforts. Additionally, Carlson has been in talks with Elon Musk and is also exploring direct-to-consumer options to distribute his content.
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