Diana Falzone is a former Fox News reporter, who in 2017 filed a lawsuit against the Network, alleging gender and disability discrimination.
Now Falzone wishes to have an NDA lifted, which she claims would allow her to talk about how Rupert Murdoch and Fox News killed a story she was trying to report on before the 2016 election, in regards to hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels by then-candidate Donald Trump.
Falzone, at least in part, appears to be about to get her wish. On Thursday Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, sent a letter to Falzone requesting that she appear before his committee for an interview, and that she turn over any “documents relating to President Donald Trump’s reporting of debts and payments to silence women alleging extramarital affairs with him prior to the 2016 presidential election.”
Cummings is also requesting:
“All discovery materials collected as part of the civil lawsuit filed in May 2017 in New York state court against [Fox News], referring or relating to:
a. stories about women alleging extramarital affairs with Donald Trump,
b. payments by the President or anyone on his behalf to silence them, or
c. any action taken against you (Falzone) in connection with attempts to report on such stories.”
The attorney for Falzone, Nancy Erika Smith, told MSNBC that she will comply with the request since NDAs do not pertain to government investigations.
“The law requires that you be allowed to participate in any government investigation, and no NDA can stop that,” Smith told Ari Melber on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber.”
Yesterday, Congressman Ted Lieu publicly asked anyone who is stuck behind a Fox News-related NDA, that wants to speak out, to contact him. There currently is no date set for when Falzone will appear before the House Oversight Committee.