This Woman Could Be Why Sean Hannity Hired Michael Cohen In 2017
On Monday afternoon, Michael Cohen revealed that the third mystery client was none other than Fox News’ Sean Hannity, and a possible reason why goes back to a 2017 allegation of sexual harassment against the Fox News host.
Cohen first argued that Hannity’s name should not be revealed because it was “likely to be embarrassing or detrimental to the client.”
It is unclear what Cohen’s representation was regarding, and it was not revealed in court. However, a good reason why Hannity might have been using Cohen can be found in the story of former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel.
In April 2017, Schlussel appeared on a local radio show and recounted an incident where she claims Sean Hannity asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network host.
“He tried to get me to go back to the hotel with him after the show. Both he and Bill Shine, his executive producer, treated me horribly and basically head faked me, and told me Oh, we’re going to double team, which was a weird phrase to use, this Palestinian guy that I was up against on the show, and then every time I tried to open my mouth and say something they said, obey your host. You can’t say anything, or we’re going to shut off your microphone, and when I looked at the tape I barely said anything, and this Palestinian talked the whole time, and then after that, I wasn’t booked on his show again, and he called me and yelled at me. And it was made clear to me that I didn’t go back to him with his hotel after and all this other stuff, and I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing, and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.”
Given this information, the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News, Cohen’s work in paying off women to keep them silent, it isn’t difficult to put the pieces together and come up with a plausible reason why Cohen was doing work for Hannity.
The incident matches the time frame when Hannity hired Cohen perfectly.
Hannity is another one of Trump’s defenders who may very well end up being dirty. The culture of corruption is everywhere, as it is clear that no one who is clean associates with Donald Trump.