Ed Henry’s suit against NPR, CNN dismissed
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
Fired former Fox star Ed Henry’s lawsuit against CNN and NPR has been dropped.
Henry was fired from Fox in 2020 after an investigation uncovered alleged sexual misconduct dating back years by Henry, though he denied any wrongdoing at the time.
In turn, Henry filed a lawsuit against Fox and its CEO Suzanne Scott for defamation, though that suit is being handled separately.
Henry later sued NPR and CNN over statements their anchors made on-air about his firing.
On May 11, 2022, however, Henry’s suit against NPR’s David Folkenflik and CNN’s Brian Stelter and Alisyn Camerota was voluntarily dismissed.
The suit was dismissed with prejudice, which means the same suit can’t be refiled in the same court in the future and reportedly follows negotiations between both sides.
The dismissal calls for both sides to retain responsibility for the legal and court costs they incurred, but notably does not hold Henry responsible for paying for CNN and NPR’s troubles.
Henry originally claimed that he was suing over “reckless” and “intentionally” false statements made about him on-air by the outlets and that Scott engaged in a “smear campaign” against him in an attempt to cover up her own alleged involvement in secret sexual harassment issues in the past.
At the time of his firing, Henry had recently been promoted to prominent daytime host role.
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