Fox News Producers Asked If Bartiromo Was Having Affair With Kevin McCarthy: Lawsuit


A blockbuster accusation has come from a Fox News producer who is suing the network, alleging harassment for her gender and religion.

Fox News producer, Abby Grossberg, has filed two lawsuits against her employer and, in one, she made the accusation about the affair, Radar Online reported. She claimed that in September 2022 she was “unlawfully harassed” by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” producers Justin Wells and Alexander McCaskill after they called her into their office to ask if there was an affair.

“The next day, Mr. Wells called Ms. Grossberg into his office, where Mr. McCaskill was present, and asked her an uncomfortable sexual question about her former boss: ‘Is Maria Bartiromo f—–g Kevin McCarthy?’” the lawsuit, filed on Monday, said.

“Shocked, Ms. Grossberg replied ‘No,’ and quickly left the room,” it said.

In her lawsuits the producer claimed that “female employees at Fox News were openly harassed, the network’s executives referred to Bartiromo as a ‘crazy b—h,’ and Grossberg herself was harassed over her ‘gender and Jewish religion,’” Radar Online reported.

It marks a tough time for Fox News, but the network continues to dominate its competition, beating out MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers on Thursday.


According to Mediaite, “Fox News averaged 1.54 million total day viewers and 178,000 demo viewers to land in first place.”

“MSNBC brought in an average of 852,000 total day viewers and 90,000 demo viewers to come in second. CNN, meanwhile, averaged 403,000 total day viewers and 78,000 demo viewers for third,” the report said.

Right-leaning Newsmax came in fourth overall, followed NewsNation, where former CNN primetime host Chris Cuomo has a show, a distant fifth place.

All of Fox’s prime-time shows, beginning with “The Five” blew away competitors.

As for the top three networks, here are Thursday’s numbers:

Total viewers:

CNN: 403,000

Fox News: 1.54 million

MSNBC: 852,000

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 78,000

Fox News: 178,000

MSNBC: 90,000

Here are the primetime figures in terms of overall viewers and key demo viewers (ages 35-54):

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 78,000

Fox News: 245,000

MSNBC: 118,000

Last week, according to Mediaite, Carlson’s show was the highest-rated program in all of cable news, bringing in a whopping 3.09 million total viewers and 365,000 in the 25-54 demo as he aired video footage from the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in 2021.

“That audience was enough to beat out the usual top show in cable news, Fox News’s The Five, as well as beat the competition on MSNBC and CNN by miles. In total viewers, Carlson tripled the 8 p.m. competition on MSNBC and sextupled his CNN rival. In the demo, Carlson more than tripled both MSNBC and CNN,” Mediaite reported.


On another night last week, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” brought in a whopping 4.1 million total viewers. Fox News prime time soared to over 3 million average viewers throughout the day, destroying competition.

“The very strong prime time number was anchored by Tucker Carlson, who brought in 4.14 million total viewers as his show sparked controversy on Monday night for his Jan. 6th coverage. Fox prime time doubled MSNBC’s average of 1.49 million total viewers and brought in more than six times the viewers of CNN. CNN’s prime time average came in at 451,000 total viewers,” Mediaite reported.

Not everyone w as happy about him showing the footage, however.


The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police issued a memo to his staff following the airing of the previously unseen security footage, which showed police officers appearing to stand passively by as a large crowd entered the Capitol.

Police Chief Tom Manger condemned the comments made during the airing of the footage on Carlson’s Monday night program, stating that it was “filled with offensive and misleading conclusions” about the riot of January 6, 2021, when a group of people breached the U.S. Capitol building, causing disruptions to lawmakers who were in the process of certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

“The program conveniently cherry-picked from the calmer moments of our 41,000 hours of video,” Manger claimed. “The commentary fails to provide context about the chaos and violence that happened before or during these less tense moments.”