Lawyer Harmeet Dhillon recently stated in a cease-and-desist letter to the Draft Tucker Political Action Committee (PAC) that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson would not be running for president in 2024.
Dhillon, representing Carlson, declared that her client would not seek the presidency in 2024, warning the Draft Tucker PAC to stop receiving funds and information centered on the idea of drafting Carlson to run.
“It has come to Mr. Carlson’s attention that you are soliciting contributions and donor contact information from the public by representing that the funds will be used to draft Mr. Tucker to run for President in 2024,” Dhillon declared in the letter, according to Mediaite.
“Mr. Carlson will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances, and therefore your misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters,” she wrote, according to the outlet.
“If you do not immediately cease and desist your efforts to solicit money to ‘draft’ Mr. Carlson, we will use every legal means at our disposal to vindicate his rights and protect his supporters from these misrepresentations,” Dhillon added.
Dhillon’s letter was directed to the PAC’s executive director, Charlie Kolean, and the committee’s treasurer, Elizabeth Curtis. Dhillon claimed that Carlson “disavows” the PAC’s activities, arguing that the committee’s efforts to raise money are a “waste” of their time and its donor’s money.
What kind of scam is this? it is an all too common scam, and unfortunately any jerk can try his luck by starting a scam pac, raising money on WinRed, and compiling a list of donor names they can flip to an actual candidate or another fake PAC, and continue to rip off the public. https://t.co/sAv4KMv7e7
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) May 22, 2023
The letter pointed out that Carlson would not want people to be tricked into giving their money and personal information to the PAC, which cannot possibly accomplish its stated goal.
“Mr. Carlson does not want his supporters to be fooled into sending their hard-earned money and contact information to a project run in his name that he does not support and that has no chance of succeeding in its stated aims, and thus will necessarily be using the funds and donor data for other, undisclosed purposes,” Dhillon wrote.
“If you do not voluntarily stop your ‘Draft Tucker’ effort, we will use every legal option to prevent the misappropriation of Mr. Carlson’s name, likeness, and image, and to protect his supporters from fraud,” she added.
After being threatened by Carlson with legal action, the PAC deleted its Twitter account.