Fox News Loses Bid To Quash Rape Lawsuit

The New York Daily News reports:

Fox News suffered a legal setback Tuesday when a federal judge denied a bid to quash a lawsuit by a conservative commentator claiming she was raped by anchor Charles Payne.

Judge William Pauley ruled Tuesday that Fox News’ parent company will have to defend itself against claims that it blacklisted GOP booster Scottie Nell Hughes after she reported the alleged attack.

Hughes sued last September charging that Payne, anchor of Fox Business’ “Making Money,” raped her in a New York City hotel room in 2013 after forcing his way in for a “private discussion.”