Apr 24, 2017

Sean Hannity denies sexual harassment allegations

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The accusation: Debbie Schlussel told Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station KFAQ that Hannity repeatedly attempted to lure her to his hotel during a book signing event in Detroit. She said Hannity called her after the show and yelled at her, "it was made clear to me that I didn't go back to his hotel with him after."

The defense: Hannity told the New York Daily News that Schlussel has been lying about him for "well over a decade" and that she "has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch" his reputation.

Why this matters: The accusations are the latest in a series of sexual harassment claims made against male Fox News employees.

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What to watch in tonight's Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Colorado. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is now the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his opponents are ready to try to knock him down at tonight's debate in Charleston, South Carolina β€” especially Michael Bloomberg, who was the punching bag at the Las Vegas debate.

Why it matters: This is the last debate before Super Tuesday, when Sanders is expected to win California and Texas and could secure an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination. That's a direct threat to the entire field, but especially to Bloomberg, who skipped the early states to focus on the March 3 contests.

Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

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