Fox News Pundit: Almost All Women Alleging Sexual Assault Are Liars

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Fox News' Mercedes Colwin said "actual" victims of sexual harassment and assault are “few and far between.”

Correction: A previous version of this story referred to Debbie Schlussel as a "Fox News contributor." A senior publicist from Fox News pointed out in an email to Carbonated.TV that Schlussel was not a contributor "only a guest." 

Schlussel also walked back her claims on Hannity in an interview with Law Newz. A statement was also released by Hannity at the time, you can read it here.

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Just when you think Fox News cannot sink any lower, they prove you wrong.

While discussing the recent reports about Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually abusing a child, Fox News host Sean Hannity and the channel's legal analyst Mercedes Colwin decided to focus on women who allege sexual assault instead of men who engage in sexual predation.

"Now, I know, and this goes back what you said, do people do it for money?” Hannity asked Colwin. “Do people do it for political reasons? Is that more common than people would think?”

“Undoubtedly,” Colwin replied. “There are individuals that come forward with these outrageous allegations.”

“And that hurts all women that are victims,” Hannity said, shamelessly omitting to mention that only between 2% and 10% of all rape allegations are estimated to be false.

As if suggesting almost all women claiming to have been raped are liars wasn't enough, here's how the discussion went afterward.

“Sexual harassment, that term is coined everywhere, frankly the laws are very clear as to what it takes in order to be a violation of the law,” Colwin stated.

“There are women who are victims of predators!” Hannity exclaimed. “So horrible.”

“Yes there are, but very few and far between,” she replied.

Also, Hannity defended Moore's conduct while on his radio program, "The Sean Hannity Show," by suggesting the sexual encounters between a 32-year-old Moore and a 14-year-old girl was "consensual."

After people reminded Hannity how utterly disgusting the suggestion was, he sort of apologized:

 

As shocking as it may be, such victim-blaming coming from Fox News is not surprising. The channel's own top executives and anchors have been accused of sexual harassment and assault over the years.

In fact, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused host Sean Hannity in April of pressuring her into “accompany him to his hotel room for sex.”

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Correction: A previous version of this story referred to Debbie Schlussel as a "Fox News contributor." A senior publicist from Fox News pointed out in an email to Carbonated.TV that Schlussel was not a contributor "only a guest." 

Schlussel also walked back her claims on Hannity in an interview with Law Newz. A statement was also released by Hannity at the time, you can read it here.

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