Judge dismisses suit against Fox over Trump affair story

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge has tossed out a defamation lawsuit against Fox News brought by the former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with Donald Trump. Karen McDougal had alleged in the suit filed late last year that Fox host Tucker Carlson slandered her by calling the payout “a classic case of extortion.” The judge ruled Thursday that the remarks were “rhetorical hyperbole.”