More trouble at Fox News

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros, one of its accusers in the sexual harassment controversy, is now accusing it of a “criminal scheme” involving what she claims were illegal electronic surveillance and online harassment.

In a complaint filed in a Manhattan federal court, Tantaros claims that Fox monitored her emails and listened to phone calls, and then conveyed “that they were doing so through cruel social media posts.”

The complaint asserts that a forensic examination showed that anomalies on Tantaros’ laptop “are not malware or known viruses that could have been found or transmitted through ‘general surfing’.” The complaint also alleges that the surveillance continued both after Tantaros left the network last year and after former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was ousted amid sexual harassment allegations last summer.

Fox News and its executives said they “flatly deny that they conducted any electronic surveillance of Ms. Tantaros…… This lawsuit is a flimsy pretext to keep Ms. Tantaros and her sexual harassment claims in the public eye.”

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