Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros, having already sued the network for sexual harassment, is now accusing it of orchestrating a "criminal scheme" involving what she claims were illegal electronic surveillance and online harassment of her.
In a complaint filed Monday in a Manhattan federal court, Tantaros said that her ex-bosses at Fox monitored her emails and listened to phone calls, and then conveyed "that they were doing so through cruel social media posts."
The complaint asserts that a forensic examination showed that anomalies on Tantaros' laptop "are not malware or known viruses that could have been found or transmitted through 'general surfing' of the Internet."
Moreover, the complaint alleges that the surveillance continued both after Tantaros left the network last year and after former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was ousted amid sexual harassment allegations last summer.
In a statement from their outside counsel, Dechert, Fox News and its executives said they "flatly deny that they conducted any electronic surveillance of Ms. Tantaros."