Sean Hannity has come under the scanner after a former Fox News guest said the host invited her back to his hotel room after an event in Detroit. However, others who have appeared on Hannity’s show rubbished the allegation.
Debbie Schlussel, during an appearance Friday on the Pat Campbell Podcast, did not specify when the incident took place but said she was never invited back to the channel after she turned down Hannity’s advances.
“He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line.
He asked me to come meet him at this book signing,” Schlussel said on the podcast.
“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.
These people don’t know me and they didn’t come for me to sign their books.”
“So then I left to get ready for the show and he said, ‘Why don’t you come back with me to my hotel?’ and I said no, I have to get ready for the show,” Schlussel added.
The conservative commentator added that Hannity invited her back to his room again after the show, and that she declined again.
“And then after that, I wasn’t booked on a show again. And he called me and yelled at me,” she said.
However, Hannity maintains the allegations have been fabricated and threatened to take legal action against Schlussel.
“LET ME BE CLEAR THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual ARE 100% false and a complete fabrication,” Hannity said in a statement to New York Daily News.
“This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.”
Hannity’s defense was supported by others close to him, like conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren, who said the Fox News host was always respectful.
She also said the allegations were “utter b——-.”