NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer representing former Fox News employees says one of his clients recently received a grand jury subpoena in a federal securities probe of how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal.
Attorney Judd Burstein disclosed the subpoena Wednesday during a court hearing in a lawsuit filed by former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros, but he didn’t identify which client had received the subpoena.
He said the subpoena had come from a unit at the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan that handles securities law violations.
Fox News says in a statement that it had “been in communication with the U.S. attorney’s office for months.” The office declined comment on Thursday.
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The sexual harassment scandal led to the ouster of former chief executive Roger Ailes in July.