AOC Accuses Tucker Carlson of ‘Defamatory Harassment’ After ‘Booty Call’ Music Video

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of harassment on Saturday after his “booty call” segment in which he talked about the congresswoman and an upcoming book about her.

“I really want to know why Tucker Carlson is allowed/paid to engage in clear, targeted, defamatory harassment that endangers people and generates so many violent threats that people have to raise money for their own safety,” he tweeted. Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday.

During his show Tucker Carlson tonight Friday, the host was talking about the upcoming book Take Up Space: The unprecedented AOC, which is written by the editors of new York magazine. At one point during his segment, the host punched the lawmaker.

Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed Fox News host Tucker Carlson and accused him of harassment after his “booty call” segment in which he criticized the congresswoman. Above, Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a press conference at the Feb. 12 “Get Out the Vote” rally in San Antonio.
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“‘I’m alone today,'” Ocasio-Cortez says to the camera while assembling a coffee table in her apartment in part of a 2018 video she posted to social media. In the video, the congresswoman also described herself as exhausted.

“Is it just us, or does this sound like an invitation to a booty call?” asked Carlson. “Maybe one step away from, ‘What are you wearing?’ Anyway, it’s kinda weird. It’s definitely oversharing and yet, according to the book, oversharing is the key to Sandy Cortez’s success. Carlson uses the name “Sandy” when he refers to AOC.

The Fox News host also criticized the new York magazine editors for how they perceived the video in their book.

“That night and again during another IKEA furniture assembly session in July, she brought to light her complex and multi-faceted self. In this video, Ocasio-Cortez looks thin. Her pants s She’s wearing her glasses and her hair is in a sloppy bun just about to wash my face,” the book’s passage reads.

“She’s wearing an old motorcycle jacket and is sitting on the floor of her unfurnished apartment eating a bowl of popcorn and drinking a glass of wine. For dessert, she gets sent a small packet of snacks fruit by Roberts’ mother. She has no agenda, nothing in particular to get out of her chest. It’s really like she’s exhausted and wants to talk. “I’m alone today,” says- her, ostensibly on camera,” the editors continued.

On Saturday, AOC commented on his “booty appeal” remarks as she wrote in another tweet: “This is not the realm of political commentary, and it’s not just me. He regularly targets people who don’t have access to protection resources. Once he starts fantasizing on women’s ‘booty calls’ on national television, I cease to see political value outside of incitement.”

On Friday night, she shared a clip of Carlson’s “booty call” segment and accused him of sexual harassment.

“You’re a dirty brother,” Ocasio-Cortez Carlson called out in another tweet Friday. “If you’re so easy on on-air sexual harassment, how do you treat your staff?”

During the same segment, Carlson said that the New York representative was not a woman of color and called her a “wealthy, authoritative white woman.”

“There is no place on Earth, outside of American universities and newsrooms, where Sandy Cortez would be recognized as a ‘woman of color,’ because she is not,” he said. he declares.

“It’s the pampered and obnoxious ski bunny in the matching snowsuit telling you to take your mask off while you’re standing in the lift line at Jackson Hole. They’re all the same. No matter their hue. Apparently, the editors of new York magazine does not ski. They spend the whole book pretending that Sandy Cortez just came out of a teeming favela in the slums of Rio to save the world’s poor,” he added.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to these remarks in a tweet in which she called him “pendejo” without spelling the word.

Richard Signorelli, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, called to file a complaint against Fox and Carlson for his comments on Ocasio-Cortez.

“Please consider legal action against Fox and Carlson,” he tweeted on Friday. “As a lawyer (and former bartender!), I believe there are plenty of plaintiffs’ attorneys out there who would be willing to take on this.”

Newsweek contacted Fox News for comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.

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