Repeat Fox News guest Debbie Schlussel appeared on the Pat Campbell Show podcast this week and revealed that although she had never been harassed by Bill O’Reilly, the most recent name to be ousted from his job over sexual harassment charges, she had experienced such incidents at the hands of Sean Hannity.
Hannity, of course, is a renowned conservative pundit who is infamous for his inflammatory, and yet conservative-crowd-pleasing, productions. He’s not just some random guy.
And yet, Schlussel told a radio host this week that she’d experienced sexual harassment from him.
As she told it:
‘Sean Hannity came to town, to Detroit, and he did his show from here… Before the show, he actually had some event at a bookstore, where he signed his book for people, and he asked me to meet him at this book signing. So I met him there, and it was very awkward. He had me stand up there with him while he signed books, and I felt very weird… and then I left to get ready for the show, and he said, “Why don’t you come back to my hotel?” I said, “No, I have to get ready for the show.”
So, in short, Hannity took his production team to Detroit, Michigan, to broadcast a show from there, with Schlussel set to appear on that show. When Hannity came to town, however, Schlussel found herself the subject of harsh intimidation at his hands. Remember — this is the guy who provides much of the news coverage for a significant, Trump-supporting chunk of America.
Schlussel’s retelling of the incident went on; the issue didn’t end with one deeply misplaced invitation from Hannity for her to accompany him to his hotel.
As she went on to explain to Pat Campbell, Hannity repeated his invitation for Schlussel to accompany him to his hotel after the show was over. She adds that she was “treated horribly” during production of his show, being yelled at repeatedly by then-Executive Producer Bill Shine to keep her mouth shut, even though the point of her appearance on the show was literally for her to talk.
She adds that after production of the show had concluded, Hannity called her and yelled at her, making it clear that she wasn’t going to be welcome on his show again and that her refusal to accompany him to his hotel had a lot to do with that.
Schlussel is a prominent conservative political commentator and attorney.
Source: Bipartisan Report
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