What's in The Tantaros Lawsuit
The list of Tantaros' allegations against TRN, in her breach of contract lawsuit, is lengthy, including claims that Fox News was concerned about Tantaros' brand due to the "implosion of TRN." Tantaros is claiming TRN knew all along it was in financial trouble, about to file a lawsuit against Dial Global (now WestwoodOne), saw her staff cut to the point they could only book "C-list" quality guests and was left with a sales force unable to sell the program. Here are several specific allegations from the lawsuit...
Here are specifics from the Tantaros lawsuit which you can read HERE:
"Plaintiff TANTAROS’ chief employer, the Fox News Network, has repeatedly expressed its concern at the implosion of Defendant TRN, according to recent news reports. Presumably, Fox News Network’s concerns emanate from potential damage to Plaintiff TANTAROS’ brand and the effect that it may have on its young, previously ascendant, star, Plaintiff TANTAROS, as well as, the potential negative impact on the Fox News Channel."
"That the previous host of the prime morning timeslot, Laura Ingraham, was a nightmare, difficult to deal with, and an impossible and unfair negotiator and that is why Defendant TRN was planning to part ways with Ms. Ingraham and why her coveted time slot would be available. That Plaintiff TANTAROS, due to her status as a member of The Five and her ascending national renown, would be a perfect replacement for Ms. Ingraham and Defendant TRN would guarantee, vis-ŕ-vis allocation of marketing dollars, to catapult her to the very top of the radio world, and correspondingly, she would receive substantial revenue sharing; c. That Defendant TRN was very well capitalized and possessed the capacity to spend “millions” of dollars to market Plaintiff TANTAROS’ show and in the process make Plaintiff TANTAROS a radio star and reward her financially through revenue sharing."
"As of the second week of September, 2013, and a direct result of the actions of Defendant TRN, Plaintiff TANTAROS found herself in a situation wherein she no longer had a competent executive producer, a full-time call screener, a paid assistant, or a sound effects manager, and further, had either no guests or only decidedly “C-list” quality guests, was provided with no research for the third-rate guests that were booked for the Tantaros Show, a lack of sufficient research for the topics at hand, provided with no editorial guidance, and she was expected by Defendant TRN to basically produce her own show. In addition, there no longer was any meaningful sales force to sell her program to advertisers or potential advertisers and there was no affiliate
relations staff at Defendant TRN to service the needs or the requests of the Tantaros Show’s affiliates. The “overnight” complete deterioration of the quality of the Tantaros Show is, and continues to be, damaging to Plaintiff TANTAROS’ brand and her hardearned professional reputation."