Tucker Carlson has shared a clip from his biographer alleging that he was let go from Fox News as a secret condition in the Dominion Voting Systems settlement.
In April, the network settled with the voting machine company for $787.5 million.
Chadwick Moore, a contributing editor at The Spectator, has been working on a biography of Carlson for the last year.
On Monday, Moore released a video explaining he has information about the firing, though Dominion has denied involvement.
“I have spent the last year researching and writing this book, and during that time, I’ve gotten to know Tucker, his family, his friends and his staff very well. In fact, I’ve gotten to know, Tucker, the person, not the caricature that his enemies try to portray,” Moore said in the beginning of the video.
Moore continued, “I was working closely with Tucker when he was taken off the air by Fox. And as some of you know, I was also a regular on his show. And I happened to be a guest on the final episode of the show, which was on April 21st. I’ve also seen the monologue that Tucker planned to deliver on Monday, April 24th, before his show was abruptly taken off the air. That monologue dealt with, among other things, investigations around January 6th, and particularly Ray Epps, the only person captured on video inciting people to violence at the Capitol that day, and allegedly an FBI informant who still has not been arrested or charged.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 22, 2023
“Ironically, a good part of the monologue also dealt with the people and forces that are trying to silence him, like AOC and others in government,” Moore said.
The biographer stated, “It is now been reported that his firing was a condition demanded by Dominion as part of the settlement with Fox. Although Dominion has denied this, my sources have intimate knowledge of the situation and they have assured me even before this news leaked that that is in fact the truth.”
“If that is true, it would mean that a small group of people who have a controlling interest in Dominion have managed to silence what is arguably the most important and influential conservative voice in the country, possibly until after the next presidential election,” Moore said. “Knowing Tucker as I do, I’m confident that he will not be silenced.”
Moore also promoted his book, which is titled “Tucker.”
Carlson’s attorneys have argued that Fox is in breach of contract and, therefore, he should be released from the non-compete provision, which would prevent him from launching his own show or media company. According to a report from Axios earlier this month, the former host’s lawyers also argued that “Fox broke promises not to settle with Dominion Voting Systems ‘in a way which would indicate wrongdoing’ on the part of Carlson and not to take any actions in a settlement that would harm Carlson’s reputation.”
Two unnamed sources also told Axios that a member of the Fox board told Carlson that he was taken off the air as part of the settlement.
Fox called the allegations “categorically false.”
In a statement about the claims Dominion said, “As the Fox principals who negotiated the settlement well know, Dominion made no demands about Tucker Carlson’s employment orally or in writing. Any claims otherwise are categorically false and a thinly veiled effort to further damage Dominion. Fox should take every effort to stop these lies immediately.”