Fox News chief legal and policy officer Viet Dinh will be stepping down from his position at the network at the end of 2023, remaining on board in an advisory capacity, CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced on Friday according to NBC News.
No reason for his departure was given, and Murdoch said in a statement, "We appreciate Viet's many contributions and service to Fox as both a board member of 21st Century Fox and in his role over the last five years as a valued member of Fox's leadership team."
Dinh was in charge of the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News, and some sources said he had assured the network that it would win the case at trial or on appeal before depositions and testimony emerged that forced a $787.5 million settlement in the case.
He had served as assistant attorney general under George W. Bush and had been chief legal counsel for two other companies before moving to Fox News.
"I have been privileged to be part of the Fox family for over two decades as a director and officer, and I have especially treasured my relationships with Rupert, Lachlan, and our talented colleagues over the years," Dinh said.
He is the second major figure related to the Dominion lawsuit to leave Fox News since the suit was settled. Tucker Carlson was taken off the air in April soon after the suit was settled.
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