As the investigation continues and threats of new lawsuits swirl in the allegations that Fox News Channel’s now suspended Eric Bolling sent lewd texts to colleagues, the outlet’s battle with Andrea Tantaros has taken another strange twist.
Fighting back against moves by FNC and a former on-air contributor to toss the Ex-Outnumbered and The Five co-host’s federal case claiming “extremely high-tech” hacking and a “professional/career assassination,” Tantaros’ attorney is now throwing serious suspicion on the big bucks paid to one Pete Snyder by the cable newser.
New York state judge earlier this year, the federal case filed by lawyer Judd Burstein for Tantaros in the spring cast a wide net of online “sock puppets” and other digital intrusions upon his client. In that net, the often aggressive attorney has fingered Snyder as handling dirty cyberduties for former FNC boss Roger Ailes over the years, including alleged attacks on Tantaros. In late May, the FNC defendants filed a motion to see the matter dismissed. In late June, Snyder and his Disruptor, Inc then filed a motion to have Tantaros’ claims thrown out of court or tossed behind closed doors into arbitration.