Conservative media star Tucker Carlson responded to a letter sent by Fox News that accused him of breaching his contract on Thursday.

The accusation came after Carlson aired his first episode of a new show on Twitter that discussed, among other things, the war in Ukraine.

His first episode netted over 100 million views at the time of the publication of this article, eclipsing the viewership of any of FOX News’ other prime-time anchors.

FOX News’ viewership has significantly declined since Carlson’s departure, by as much as a third by some estimates.

It appears that FOX News plans to keep Carlson on their payroll through 2024, but does not intend to put him on the air in what many have speculated is an attempt to keep him off the air completely through the 2024 Presidential election.

Carlson is reportedly exploring options to file a lawsuit against FOX News to be freed from his contract.

One of his lawyers, Bryan Freedman, slammed FOX News on Thursday, accusing them of hypocrisy for claiming to support free speech while threatening Carlson for offering his views on current events on social media.

Prominent conservatives have threatened to boycott the media giant for taking Carlson off the air, and their newest threat against Carlson will surely escalate tensions with conservative viewers.

The Epoch Times Reports

A lawyer for Tucker Carlson has issued a response after reports claimed that Fox News sent a letter accusing Carlson of violating his contract by launching his own Twitter show this week.

“Fox defends its very existence on freedom of speech grounds. Now they want to take Tucker Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events,” Carlson’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, said in a June 7 statement to Axios, appearing to confirm reports that Fox News notified Carlson’s lawyers about a possible contract violation.

A letter was sent by Fox News’ counsel, Bernard Gugar, to Carlson’s attorneys stating that he now “is in breach” of his contract with Fox News after he premiered the first episode of his new Twitter show, “Tucker on Twitter,” on June 6.

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