Political commentator Debbie Schlussel has backtracked on her claim that Sean Hannity sexually harassed her when she was a guest on his show in the early 2000s.
In a radio interview last week, Schlussel claimed that she refused to go back with Hannity to his hotel and was consequently not invited back to the show. After Schlussel’s claim about Hannity, the Fox News host threatened litigation, claiming her accusations were “a complete fabrication.”
Since then, Schlussel has modified her story, telling LawNewz.com, “Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that. … I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity.”
In 2010, Schlussel accused Hannity of being part of a huge scam by taking money given to the charity Freedom Alliance and using it for his personal transportation expenses. The Freedom Alliance defended Hannity and denied Schlussel’s claims.
“They’ve been in a fight for a while, and she seems to say something outlandish or controversial about Sean Hannity every few months,” Stu Burguiere noted.