Fresh off the news of now-former Fox News employee Bill O’Reilly being outsed for alleged sexually inappropriate behavior, another network host was facing allegations of sexual harassment but this time the accuser has changed her tune a bit.
After political commentator Debbie Schlussel’s recollection of what happened in Detroit may have sounded like she was accusing Fox News’ Sean Hannity of harassment, she has backpedaled off that by saying while he was “creepy,” he did not actually harass her.
Schlussel appeared on Hannity’s show in the past and during a radio interview on the Pat Campbell show on Talk 1170 Radio on Friday, April 21, she claimed that Hannity invited her back to his hotel room for sex. However, she said that she did not except his invitation.
“And then after that, I wasn’t booked on a show again. And he called me and yelled at me,” Schlussel said. “It was made clear to me that I didn’t go back to his hotel with him after … and I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.”
Hannity later released a statement emphatically denying her claims, calling them “100 percent false.”
On Monday, Schlussel spoke to LawNewz.com and clarified her comments saying that she believed Hannity was “creepy,” but his proposition did not amount to sexual harassment.
“Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law and I would never accuse him of that,” she explained. “I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked.”
Hannity was obviously pleased after hearing this and took to Twitter writing, “Already the story changes” along with a link to the LawNewz story.
Already the story changes;https://t.co/0g9aAm6hdl
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 24, 2017
While Schlussel believes her version of what happened does not constitute sexual harassment, she still stands by her description of what happened and what Hannity allegedly asked of her at that event.