Tucker Carlson was involved in a nasty bar altercation at a Virginia country club last month, according to video of the moment that emerged this weekend. While accounts of the incident differ sharply, the footage shows the Fox News host becoming aggressive and swearing at another person.
“You better get the f–k out of here,” Carlson said repeatedly to a man later identified as Juan Manuel Granados in October. “Get this f– ing a–hole out of here.”
While the altercation is not in dispute, the details of what happened differ sharply between Carlson and Granados. In a lengthy statement released to Twitter, Carlson said Granados started things after calling his daughter a “whore” and a “c–” at the bar because he saw her eating with her father.
“My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me,” she told the man. “My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he’d called his sister a ‘whore’ and a ‘c–.’ The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.”
Carlson also stated that after an investigation the man had his membership revoked by the club.
Last month one of my children was attacked by a stranger at dinner. For her sake, I was hoping to keep the incident private. It’s now being politicized by the Left. Here’s what happened: pic.twitter.com/rwNoFYxMFv— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 11, 2018