Judith Regan and News Corporation has announced that they have settled her lawsuit arising from the termination of Ms. Regan’s employment in December of 2006. The parties are pleased that they have reached an equitable, confidential settlement, with no admission of liability by any party.
News Corp. said, “After carefully considering the matter, we accept Ms. Regan’s position that she did not say anything that was anti-Semitic in nature, and further believe that Ms. Regan is not anti-Semitic.”
News Corp. also said, “Ms. Regan is a talented publisher who created many award-winning and bestselling books during her twelve and a half years at the company. News Corp. thanks Ms. Regan for her outstanding contributions and wishes her continued success.”
Ms. Regan said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many gifted people and am looking forward to my next venture.”
According to a nydailynews.com report, News Corp., which canned Regan in Dec. 2006, called Regan “a talented publisher,” and thanked her for “outstanding contributions” to the company.
In its statement, News Corp. also said it now believed Regan never ranted about a “Jewish cabal” in a phone call with a HarperCollins lawyer.
“We accept Ms. Regan’s position that she did not say anything that was anti-Semitic in nature, and further believe that Ms. Regan is not anti-Semitic,” the statement read.
All the gushing was a far cry from November, when the controversial publishing powerhouse dropped a bombshell suit that accused News Corp. of trying to silence her because she had dirt that could sabotage Giuliani’s White House run.
Regan, who had an affair with Giuliani’s former top cop Bernard Kerik, claimed in court papers that News Corp. bosses urged her to not cooperate with a Justice Department investigation of Kerik.
“Because of the damaging information that defendants believed Regan possessed, defendants knew they would be protecting Giuliani if they could preemptively discredit her,” the suit charged.
Regan was fired in Dec. 2006, shortly after she championed “If I Did It,” the supposed tell-all book O.J. Simpson wrote about the murder of his wife, Nicole.