Tucker Carlson announced earlier Tuesday that he’s moving his show to Twitter.
In addition, Carlson is ready to bring the heat to Fox News after his firing.
According to an Axios report, the political commentator accused the network of fraud and breach of contract.
🚨BREAKING: Tucker Carlson Accuses Fox of Fraud
Tucker Carlson, who was recently ousted by Fox News, has accused the network of FRAUD and BREACH OF CONTRACT.
His lawyers sent a letter to Fox, demanding documents and claiming that the noncompete provision in his contract is no… pic.twitter.com/xOy3mrTxqh
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) May 9, 2023
A letter from Carlson's lawyers to Fox News declares the host to "argue that the noncompete provision in his contract is no longer valid — freeing him to launch his own competing show or media enterprise."
It appears Carlson will do that on Twitter.
However, the details of how Carlson will deliver his show on the social media platform remain unclear.
Prior reports said Carlson was ready to "torch" the news network.
The report said Tucker Carlson is ready to “unleash allies to attack Fox News in an effort to bully the network.”
Axios reported that Carlson's contract with Fox News runs until January 2025, and the network wanted to pay him to prevent him from starting another show.
The report also stated that Tucker Carlson was removed from the air as part of the Dominion settlement.
A Fox Board member reportedly told Carlson that he was taken off the air as part of the settlement.
BREAKING: TUCKER CARLSON WAS TOLD BY A MEMBER OF THE FOX BOARD THAT HE WAS TAKEN OFF THE AIR AS PART OF THE DOMINION SETTLEMENT, PER TUCKER'S LEGAL TEAMhttps://t.co/c6navMJnAb
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The letter — from Carlson lawyer Bryan Freedman to Fox officials Viet Dinh and Irena Briganti — said Fox employees, including "Rupert Murdoch himself," broke promises to Carlson "intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth."
The lawyers accuse Fox executives — which two sources say are Dinh and Murdoch — of making “material representations,” or promises, to Carlson that were intentionally broken, constituting fraud.
Notably, the letter alleges Fox broke an agreement with Carlson not to leak his private communications to the media and not to use Carlson's private messages "to take any adverse employment action against him."
Multiple outlets have reported on Carlson's redacted communications from pre-trial discovery documents and have suggested that they led to his ousting.
The letter also alleges Fox broke promises not to settle with Dominion Voting Systems "in a way which would indicate wrongdoing" on the part of Carlson and not to take any actions in a settlement that would harm Carlson's reputation.
Carlson was told by a member of the Fox board that he was taken off the air as part of the Dominion settlement, two sources briefed on a conversation told Axios.
According to a source familiar with Carlson's position, his lawyers believe that the misrepresentations alleged by Carlson amount to a breach of contract because they created additional terms of Carlson's employment that were then broken by the company.
A Fox News spokesperson denied the allegations that Carlson lost his job as part of the Dominion settlement.
Dominion executives previously said they did not insist on the network firing Carlson as part of the settlement.
However, they took credit for Carlson's removal from the air.
"Whoa. If it’s true that Dominion forced Fox to fire Tucker, every red state legislator in America should move to ban them from administering their elections. No company that makes such partisan, ideological demands can be trusted to run impartial ballot counting," Donald Trump Jr. said Tuesday.
Whoa. If it’s true that Dominion forced Fox to fire Tucker, every red state legislator in America should move to ban them from administering their elections. No company that makes such partisan, ideological demands can be trusted to run impartial ballot counting. https://t.co/dbTb9TSeL5
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 9, 2023