On Thursday night, The Los Angeles Times reported on sexual harassment allegations launched by pro-Trump pundit Scottie Nell Hughes against Fox Business host Charles Payne, in which Hughes claims the host “coerced” her into a three-year sexual affair “under threat of reprisals” starting in 2013.
But just two days later, Hughes’ accusations are already falling apart.
Damning leaked sexually explicit emails from Hughes to Payne cast doubt on the pundit’s claim that she was “coerced” into the relationship. Furthermore, former colleagues of Hughes’ claim the conservative activist is a “female predator” with a pattern of sleeping with powerful conservative men in hopes of gaining exclusive access and advancing her career.
In an email obtained by Red Alert Politics, dated September 3, 2013, Hughes explicitly describes a reoccurring sex dream concerning her and Payne in a swimming pool.
“Do you know what I keep dreaming about.. You and I in the pool… My legs wrapped around your waste [sic] and you have me pressed up against the wall of the pool,” she wrote. “Skin glistening and smelling of coconut… You thrusting yourself deeper inside with each push… And your fingers grasping each of my cheeks.”
“You are going to need every ounce of energy if we are even given the chance of lots of time and no commitments,” Hughes wrote in another email to Payne on the same date.
Kristina Lee Hall, a woman who worked at Tea Party News Network with Hughes, gave a detailed description of the pundit’s pattern of sleeping with powerful conservative men:
“I flew to New Orleans for like a gold summit conference that [a prominent Tea Party leader] was speaking at and I was one of his assistants,” Hall told Red Alert. “I shared a room with her, she thought that [the Tea Party leader] could get her places, and this is the first time I really spent one-on-one time with her. She was all over [the Tea Party leader]. She wanted to go to his hotel room to get ready for the conference because we had been out on Bourbon Street and stuff like that. I had to physically leave the room, the hotel room, because they were under the covers in his bed pretty much getting ready to full getting it on. I was uncomfortable and left, she came back to our shared hotel room at two or three in the morning, hair completely disheveled.”
Hall continued: “That was in October 2012, then from there we went to Vegas because we were watching election night war room live video, so when we got to Vegas [the Tea Party leader] had a girlfriend, and he was leading them both on. … Then [a nationally syndicated radio host] got there, and they disappeared. Well, I had access to her room because I was trying to help the whole war room going for the election night. I walked in on her and [the nationally syndicated radio host] … they jumped off the bed, his pants were undone, half of her clothes were off, his hair was disheveled.”
“That is literally her pattern, to sleep with, do stuff with, to get ahead,” she added.
Hall explained the difficulties of working with Hughes, who continuously touted herself as “the best Christian southern woman.”
“It was so hard working with her because she was constantly playing the ‘I’m the best Christian southern woman, my children, my husband,’ but the whole time we saw her carry on multiple conversations on her phone with multiple guys,” she said.
Red Alert reports they “spoke to six other acquaintances and colleagues of Hughes, and all either confirmed this behavior or did not find it surprising.”
Hughes apparently stayed in the years-long affair “because she believed he would help her chances of landing a position at the network,” according to sources. When no such position materialized and Hughes ended the affair, the conservative claims her Fox Business and Fox News appearances “were drastically reduced.”
Payne admitted to a three-year consensual affair with the pundit to The National Enquirer but has vehemently denied all accusations of sexual harassment.