TIME 2016 Election

Fox Anchor Lou Dobbs Apologizes for Tweeting Trump Accuser’s Personal Information

Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly
Kathy Willens—AP In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, Lou Dobbs, left, speaks with Bill O'Reilly during taping a segment for Fox News channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," in New York.

"My Retweet, My Mistake, My Apology to Jessica Leeds," Dobbs tweeted

(New York) — Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs apologized Thursday for tweeting the address and phone number of a woman who alleged Donald Trump had groped her without her consent.

Dobbs on Thursday retweeted a news article about accusations made by a New York woman, Jessica Leeds. She told the New York Times that the future Republican presidential candidate had grabbed her breasts and tried to reach up her dress on an airplane more than 30 years ago. Trump has denied the allegations.

The link Dobbs had retweeted — not from the Times — added Leeds’ personal information, and his tweet was subsequently disseminated.

Dobbs then retweeted a Politico story about what he’d done, adding “My Retweet, My Mistake, My Apology to Jessica Leeds.”


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