Legal News

Fox News Hosts Sued by Owner of Drum Cafe
Download PDF

Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly have been sued by a business owner from New York for emotional distress and defamation. The owner of Drum Café, Aviva Nash, filed the lawsuit against the hosts from Fox News because the hosts accused Nash of stealing from taxpayers in the U.S.

Nash filed the lawsuit because of two segments that ran during the show ‘On The Record,’ hosted by Van Susteren, and ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ hosted by O’Reilly. The two segments aired back in the month of July. The segments on the shows featured an investigation of an awards banquet for General Services Administration that cost over $250,000.

  
What
Where


During the two shows, video clips were shown featuring drumming because the awards banquet featured drumsticks for the 4,000 people in attendance. This cost $21,000 for all of the drumsticks handed out to guests. Nash, in the lawsuit, alleges that video footage of her company was featured in the segments on the two shows. Neither Nash nor her company, Drum Café, was named in the footage. During their segments, O’Reilly and Susteren criticized the GSA because it used taxpayer money for the banquet.

Van Susteren issued a written statement about the lawsuit on Thursday. Van Susteren said that she has yet to be served papers and the network was not served either.

“If the lawyer and his client simply send a letter apologizing for filing the lawsuit and if they dismiss the lawsuit against me, I won’t Rule 11 their case,” Van Susteren wrote in a statement. She also offered a copy of the transcript from her show on July 19 with the segment highlighted to prove that it was not talking about Nash and her company.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“It is hard to figure out why [Nash] feels harmed having not been named or identified. We didn’t even know her. We had no reason to name her. This was not about her,” Van Susteren wrote.





 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Defense Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks defense attorney with 3-4 years of solid litigation experie...

Apply Now

Attorney with 3-7 years of litigation experience

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks attorney with 3-7 years of litigation experience. The candidate s...

Apply Now

Mid-level IP Litigation Attorney with electrical engineering experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level intellectual property attorney with 3-5 years of ...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Trust Administrative Associate / Office Manager

USA-NV-Reno

FIRM OVERVIEW: Laurel Trust Company (LTC) a retail trust company under organization in Reno, Nev...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NV-Minden

Over my objection, and after nineteen years together, my 69 year old partner is retiring.  I ne...

Apply now

Part-time Paralegal / Legal Assistant

USA-GA-McDonough

Family Law and Criminal Defense law firm is seeking part-time (20-30 hours per week w/ Flexible sche...

Apply now

Legal Assistant (Dallas)

USA-TX-Dallas

We are a growing firm in need of an experienced, reliable, flexible, and proactive litigation Legal ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top