Tucker Carlson’s accuser, Abby Grossberg, broke her silence on MSNBC today and gave up the game in an awkward interview. She is a former producer for Tucker Carlson and for Maria Bartiromo. She is suing Fox News for discrimination.
She whined about Tucker’s power over politics: “There was an aspect of ‘I can pick who the Speaker is. I can pick who the president of the United States is, pick who the Republican candidate is going to be.’
“I thought that was very dangerous and didn’t want that kind of power. I didn’t want to have senate candidates calling me and being very upset ‘are you gonna destroy our whole campaign tonight’ because he could do that. He would call and tell them that if they don’t come on the show, we will destroy you.”
MSNBC host Nicole Wallace said: “What is it about the culture at Tucker, because, listen, as someone who covers him and has covered, covers him as a force that threatens democracy until Friday night, it falls in this category: shocking, not surprising. What was for you as someone inside Fox shocking about the culture at Tucker coming from Maria’s show?”
Abby said: “It was very out in the open. What you see is what ends up on air. People are believers who are there.
“I was really, I found it difficult to cover the kind of stories that they wanted me to cover. I wasn’t expecting it. Maybe I should have. That’s what some people say.
“But for example, right toward the end of my time there, when the January 6th tapes were coming out, Tucker was very set on finding an FBI person who was implanted in the crowd and spinning this conspiracy that they were ultimately the ones responsible for the Capitol attack, not Fox News, as they’re about to go into the Dominion trial, that it was really the FBI that set up this thing, not Fox telling the American people that the election was rigged and the voting machines did it.
“And when I went back to them and said, look, there’s no conspiracy theory here, I called this attorney that’s representing one of the Proud Boys, and he flat out told me on two occasions:
“‘There is no conspiracy. Get away from this stuff. This is dangerous. Tell Tucker to stop. I’ll come on your show and represent my client. But I absolutely will walk off if he asks me this.’
“And the response was, well find somebody else.
“Tucker is really intent on this and that wore on my mental health, too, because by that time I had really begun to connect the dots that the programming that we were putting on the air every night was not just generating business, but also generating hatred in the audience.
“And after January 6th, I had this wake-up moment that this is hurting people.
“People are getting angry and people are acting out on that anger. And this is not okay. And I don’t want to be part of that.”
That was too much BS for even Wallace who called out Abby:
“I guess some people who have kept an eye on what he’s done would say that you might have known that before. Right. You go to work for Tucker in 2022.”
“Yes,” Grossberg said weakly but it was too late.
She said of Tucker’s firing:
“There were feelings first of “Yes!” and then also the reality that you don’t want anything bad to happen to anybody.
“But at the same time, Tucker and his executive producer Justin Wells, who was also fired, really were responsible for breaking me and making my life a living hell. So there is a feeling of justice, but it’s only partial.