Tucker Carlson told a shocking story on the air last night. It turns out he was once falsely accused of sexual abuse. He had never even met the woman who accused him but the case still cost him a fortune in legal fees.
From the FOX News Insider:
Tucker: ‘Not Every Accuser Is Telling the Truth, I Learned This the Hard Way’
Tucker Carlson said in his opening monologue that anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct always lead to abuses, describing his own experience with a false allegation of sexual assault.
“Not everyone accused of a sex offense is guilty. Not every accuser is telling the truth. I learned this the hard way,” he said.
Carlson recalled that a woman he had never met accused him and included specific, “stomach-turning” details, and yet “none of it was true.”
He said he spent two months fighting the claims, paying a “fortune” to lawyers, undergoing a polygraph test and living in fear that the false charge would become public.
“I couldn’t tell my employer because I knew I’d be fired immediately,” said Carlson, explaining that people accused of committing a sex offense are always presumed to have done something wrong.
“This isn’t a defense of sexual harassment or misbehavior, obviously. It’s just a reminder that real life is complicated, more complicated than sermonizing on Twitter. Sometimes the mob is wrong, sometimes the innocent are crushed,” he said.
Watch the video:
Not everyone accused of a sex offense is guilty. Not every accuser is telling the truth. I learned this the hard way a number of years ago. pic.twitter.com/8Q1DTwUzk0
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 28, 2017
What a disturbing story.