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Andrea Tantaros' Fox Lawsuit Attorney Cites 'Irretrievable Breakdown'

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Judd Burstein (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) and Andrea Tantaros.  (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

By    |   Monday, 25 September 2017 06:13 AM

Andrea Tantaros and the attorney in her Fox News lawsuit are separating, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" in their professional relationship.

Judd Burstein, the attorney for the former Fox News host, filed for the split in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, according to Dan Abrams' website Law Newz.

"In support of this motion, I advise the court that I decided to withdraw as counsel for Ms. Tantaros based upon an irretrievable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship," Burstein wrote in Friday's filing, per Law Newz.

Burstein is giving Tantaros 60 days to find a new attorney to represent her Fox News lawsuit, the website noted.

Tantaros sued Fox News last year charging she was sexually harassed, naming the late Roger Ailes, its former chairman, and former talk show host Bill O'Reilly, and other Fox News executives as defendants, National Public Radio reported. The lawsuit was referred to binding and secret arbitration, the radio network reported.

Burstein had filed another lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to get beyond the confidentiality of the arbitration process, NPR said. In the second suit, Tantaros charged that Ailes tried to intimidate her along with former news president Bill Shine and public relations chief Irena Briganti, which the network has denied, NPR said.

Fox News, in turn, accused Burstein of trying to generate negative headlines to get the network to respons in favor of its clients and should be disciplined, the broadcaster said.

Law Newz said that in Friday's documents, Burstein said he will still be linked to Tantaros' case only to defend himself and her from Fox's discipline calls.

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