The Wall Street Journal: Lawsuit accuses Fox News, host of defamation following rape claim

Scottie Neil Hughes, a former on-air guest on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, alleged in a lawsuit that she was blacklisted by the network and defamed after accusing an anchor of rape and assault.

The suit, filed Monday in federal court in New York, stems from her earlier allegation that she was raped and assaulted by Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne, on whose show she often appeared.

Hughes also claims that after making a formal complaint to a law firm retained by Fox News, Fox News leaked her name to the media and disseminated emails that suggested she and Payne had a consensual relationship.

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