“The deal with Fox News closes another chapter in our efforts to mourn our beloved Seth, whom we miss every day,” parents, Joel and Mary Rich, said to their attorneys.
Wealthy parents added that the agreement would allow them to “move beyond the lawsuits” and that they “rejoice in settling the case and sincerely hope that the media will indeed caution in the future.”
“We thank everyone who gave us advice and strength,” Joel and Mary Rich said, adding, “Now I look forward to devoting as much time and energy as possible to the family and preserving Seth’s memory as a blessing.”
A Fox News spokesman commented: “We are delighted with the resolution of the claims and hope this will allow Rich and Mr. to find a small degree of peace and comfort in advance.”
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed by either party.
In March 2018, Riches filed a lawsuit against Fox News, a Fox News reporter and a Texas businessman.
According to Zimmerman’s story, Rod Wheeler, a private investigator who at the time was a Fox News employee hired by Butowsky on behalf of the Rich family to investigate Rich’s death, learned that Wikileaks was already in a relationship with Rich before his death.
The Wealthy Family claimed compensation for “mental anguish and emotional anxiety, emotional pain and suffering, and any other physical and mental injury.”
The Court of Appeal stated that it had found during the review that the lawsuit contained “sufficient facts” to survive the motion for dismissal based on the failure to file the application.
In recent weeks, several Fox News personalities and executives have been scheduled to be deposited, including prominent presenters such as Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs. It is unclear whether these deposits have taken place, and a Fox News spokesman did not respond to an email asking for clarification.