July 20, 2016
Dan Abrams reported this morning, Wednesday, July 20th on Good Morning America, that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly told investigators of “multiple incidents” of alleged harassment by network Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Dan was told by a source close to the investigation that multiple Fox News female talent have spoken to investigators about potential harassment by Ailes. In addition to his reporting for ABC News, Dan specified to Mediaite.com that Kelly apparently told investigators about a series of incidents from a decade ago. Read the full story here.
May 27, 2016
On May 26th Dan hosted A&E Network’s “60 Days In: The Aftermath”, a tell-all reunion with season 1 participants. “60 Days In” is cable’s #1 new non-fiction series returning for a 2nd season this coming August. During the reunion special all seven participants meet for the first time to discuss their experience inside and got to hear feedback from Sheriff Jamey Noel and Captain Scottie Maples. Watch the full episodes of “60 Days In” here.
Dan appeared on Good Morning America, alongside of HLN’s Nancy Grace, Wednesday, May 25th to discuss the latest Bill Cosby bombshell. The former TV dad will stand trial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in 2004. More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault and the prosecution is likely going to fight vigorously to try to get their testimony included in this case. Dan commented, ” The question is will they be able to testify? And if they are, this case against bill Cosby is going to be a very powerful, strong one. If they can’t, if a court deems that they cannot testify as part of this case, this is not going to be that easy a case against Bill Cosby.” Watch the full segment here.
May 5, 2016
Dan appeared on Good Morning America, Thursday, May 5th to discuss the latest details on the mystery surrounding Prince’s death. The U.S. Attorney’s office and DEA are now joining the investigation as we learn more about a California doctor who says he was called to help the superstar with an addiction problem. An ABC affiliate confirmed with law enforcement that prescription drugs were found in Prince’s system and apparently the singer’s inner circle were trying to get him help. Watch the full story here.
April 27, 2016
Dan appeared on Good Morning America, Wednesday, April 27th to discuss the future of Prince’s multi-million dollar estate. Prince’s sister has told the court that she believes Prince has no will. Dan commented, “He went through a lot of lawyers and managers over time. There might still be a will out there, but if there isn’t a will, then it’s likely going to be divided amongst the siblings equally. Half siblings and full siblings get equal access but the first thing a probate court is going to have to do appoint an executor.” Watch the full segment here.
April 20, 2016
Dan appeared on Good Morning America, April 13th to discuss 15-year-old Fatima Ptacek, the voice behind Dora, who is now named in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan civil court. The AP reports that the case, brought by Nadia Leonelli and Fredrik Sundwall, alleges that Ptacek encouraged their 14-year-old daughter last December to join her in using a vaping pen to in a bathroom at a private New York school. “The parents are basically saying the school violated its own rules and it’s so unfair they should be forced to readmit their daughter,” Dan commented. Dan added, “’I was discriminated against because I’m not a celebrity’ is a very difficult legal argument to make.” Watch the full segment here.
February 1, 2016
Dan recently penned an article for LawNewz.com entitled “No, Hillary Did Not Commit A Crime. . . At Least Based On What We Know Today” where he analyses the possible legal implications for Hillary Clinton regarding her use of a personal email server while serving as Secretary of State. Ultimately Dan concludes, that Clinton likely violated government procedures but not the actual law. He comments, “To be clear, none of this means Clinton won’t be charged. There may be a trove of non-public evidence against her about which we simply do not know. It’s also possible that the FBI recommends charges and federal prosecutors decide not to move forward as occurs in many cases. No question, that could create an explosive and politicized showdown. But based on what we do know from what has been made public, there doesn’t seem to be a legitimate basis for any sort of criminal charge against her.” Read the full article here.
January 14, 2016
I know it has been awhile since I’ve last posted so I thought I would give a recap of some of Dan’s most recent Good Morning America pieces. To kick off the new year Dan gave us a recap of all of the major trials and legal decisions from 2015 as well as what to look forward to in 2016. One case that is ongoing and to watch out for is that of Bill Cosby. Dan appeared on GMA this past week to discuss the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault plus the new criminal charges brought up against the past TV dad. And finally, Dan’s most recent story is that of the ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom, Tonya Couch, who is charged with a third degree felony, hindering the apprehension of a fugitive and has posted bond that was recently reduced from $1 million to $75,000. Watch the full story here.
December 7, 2015
Dan Abrams appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Sunday, December 6th where he told Brian Stelter that the media should stop treating Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a “clown” and start treating him as what he is — the GOP front-runner. “We have to start, in the media, treating Donald Trump as the Republican front-runner. A lot of the media don’t want to do that,” said Abrams. “A lot of them still want to treat him like a clown, like a reality show guy.”Read the full story and watch a clip here.