Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News personality who was fired by the network last month, announced on Tuesday that he would resume hosting his program on Twitter “soon.”
Shortly after parent firm Fox Corp. settled a defamation lawsuit in which star reporter Gretchen Carlson was involved for $787.5 million, Fox News Media and its top-rated personality reached an agreement to separate.
The outspoken Carlson supported conservative causes and expressed his opinions in a way that made his prime-time program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the highest-rated cable news program in the important 25-to-54 age bracket on the most popular U.S. cable news network.
Following his departure, ratings dropped.
Carlson announced in a video that was shared on Twitter that “we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter starting soon.” “We also have some additional items, which we’ll describe to you. But for the time being, we’re simply happy to be here.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, spoke with Carlson in two parts for a Fox News interview a few weeks prior to Carlson’s revelation.
Musk, a self-described “free speech absolutist,” has stated that he wants to turn Twitter into a forum where people can express a variety of opinions.
According to Axios, Carlson’s attorneys allegedly accused Fox in a letter of contract violations and fraud.
Requests for comment from Carlson’s attorney were not answered. Fox Corp.’s representative declined to comment.