Yashar Ali, a reporter with the Huffington Post has stated that he received a letter detailing a threat of legal action against himself and the publication he works for from former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
The letter stems from a story that Ali posted on Friday breaking the news that Guilfoyle was leaving the network in order to start a new venture with a pro-Trump political action committee. Ali stated in his story that the host was not leaving voluntarily and cited three anonymous sources.
On Monday, Ali tweeted that a law firm representing Guilfoyle had contacted him and the Huffington Post and threatened to sue them both over the story.Advertisement - story continues below
“Kimberly Guilfoyle has retained the law firm of Clare Locke & sent a threatening legal notice to HuffPost and me,” Ali tweeted.
“Saying that my story had false and defamatory claims and that if the story wasn’t retracted it would constitute evidence of ‘actual malice.’”Trending:
“The story is accurate,” he added defiantly in a parenthetical, apparently indicating that they were not going to retract the story.
Fox News had released a statement about the story on Friday. It was very curt. “Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle,” the statement read.
Guilfoyle confirmed on Tuesday, via Twitter, that she was indeed parting ways with Fox and joining the America First organization as Vice Chairwoman, going across the country campaigning and standing with the president and his agenda.
“Today I have a bitter-sweet announcement,” she tweeted. “I’ve decided to leave Fox News Channel and dedicate myself full time to joining America First as Vice Chairwoman, campaigning across the country and firmly standing with President Trump.”
Today I have a bitter-sweet announcement. I’ve decided to leave Fox News Channel and dedicate myself full time to joining America First as Vice Chairwoman, campaigning across the country and firmly standing with President Trump. (Part 1 of 2)
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) July 24, 2018
“I will miss my Fox family,” she added. “I thank Fox for the opportunities it has provided me. I thank all the talented producers, staff, and above all I thank the best fans out there.”
Why would any of this matter to the liberal news media? That probably has a lot to do with the fact that Guilfoyle is currently dating President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in the process of divorcing his wife.
This, as you might imagine, has provided quite a significant amount of cannon fodder for the left-wing media in this country who has dedicated themselves to destroying the president and his family.
At the end of the day, without 100 percent fact backing up the claim that Guilfoyle was not voluntarily removed from Fox, it seems the reporter is getting exactly what he deserves.