Tucker Carlson isn’t the only Fox News personality experiencing harassment over his affiliations. Fox News contributor Kat Timpf, a regular on “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” says she recently felt compelled to leave a bar after a woman became “belligerent” upon learning that she worked for the one right-leaning mainstream news channel.
“I was just ran out of an establishment because of where I work. Chewed out, abused. But I guess that’s the norm now,” Timpf tweeted Friday night.
National Review, to which Timpf is a contributor, talked with her on Monday about the ugly situation at the Brooklyn bar. The Review’s Jack Crowe notes that this isn’t the first time Timpf has been harassed while out on the town in New York City; twice before she’s found herself the target of public rebuke.
Crowe reports that after being separated from her friends while in a conversation with a guy, who asked her about her occupation, she was confronted by a woman she’d never met, who, “after hearing she worked at Fox News, became enraged and began shouting at her in a threatening manner.”
“This girl started going nuts on me, screaming at me to get out of the bar. I found her very threatening,” said Timpf.
Timpf says she tried to move to another section of the bar to get away from the woman, but the irate woman followed her, continuing to yell in a threatening way.
“The woman, who was visibly intoxicated at the time, was surrounded by a large group of men and women who all stood by and laughed as she harassed Timpf and followed her around the bar,” Crowe writes. “After realizing no one in the group would defend her in what might become a violent situation, Timpf was forced to flee the bar.”
The last time she was publicly harassed a man dumped a bottle of water on her head. “This is the third time this has happened to me, so I’m just over it,” she said, though she underscored that she’s not going to go into hiding due to the harassment.
“There have been times where I’m hesitant to go out with my glasses because it makes me more recognizable. But I have to live my life, I can’t let this ruin it,” she said.
Timpf also spoke with Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto about the “belligerent” woman. WATCH:
Timpf and Cavuto’s discussion about Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a reference to his appearance on SNL over the weekend after one of its guests mocked him last week for wearing an eye-patch due to losing his eye to an IED while serving in Afghanistan. Crenshaw graciously accepted the sincere apology of comedian Pete Davidson, a moment that people have celebrated as an example of civility and good humor winning over divisiveness and outrage.
On the other end of the civility spectrum, Timpf’s account of her experience at the bar follows an even more disturbing scene that played out at Tucker Carlson’s home, where an Antifa group came and banged on the door and issued threats to him and his family while Carlson’s wife was home alone.