Fox should protect their private facts. Fox Corporation fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Media Matters for America for publishing leaked video of former host Tucker Carlson using salty language and ripping Fox Nation as he banters with staff off the air.
The left-wing media watchdog group began posting the behind-the-scenes video under the banner “FoxLeaks,” leading to speculation that Fox executives had leaked the clips to justify the network’s surprising decision to part ways with Mr. Carlson, its top-rated evening host. In the letter to MMFA President Angelo Carusone, however, an attorney for the network said that the previously unaired footage was obtained by Media Matters “without FOX’s authorization.” The one-paragraph letter was released by Fox.
“We write on behalf of FOX Corporation to clarify any misunderstandings Media Matters may have had regarding previously unaired footage that Media Matters has published in a series of articles headlined ‘FOXLEAKS,’” said Christopher Chiou, an attorney with the law firm Wilson Sonsini, which represents Fox Corporation.
“That unaired footage is FOX’s confidential intellectual property; FOX did not consent to its distribution or publication; and FOX does not consent to its further distribution or publication. This proprietary material was given to you without FOX’s authorization,” said Mr. Chiou. “FOX demands that Media Matters cease and desist from distribution, publication, and misuse of Fox’s misappropriated proprietary footage, which you are now on notice was unlawfully obtained. We reserve all rights and remedies.”