EXCLUSIVE: Chris Hansen, who has faced a myriad of legal issues over the past three years, said he 'was rushing to line up his ducks just before being hit by another problem: an arrest warrant for not appearing at a recent court hearing in Michigan.
The incident occurred after Hansen was accused of failing to provide footage of an investigation - a police attack involving a former police officer correction who allegedly caught trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl and committed toyears a very graphic conversation with the miner - earlier this month.
The former - " To Catch a Predator Host " told Fox News that reports that he had received a subpoena - and subsequently failed to deliver raw footage of police attack - is "much ado about nothing " and "nonsense ". "Hansen claims that the notice was taped to a door of his West Bloomfield, Michigan location, despite his official residence being in New York.
" This was not the 'one of these First Amendment battles where we try to sandbag the defense attorney for a villain who got caught trying to rape a child, "said Hansen, 61, , about the mandate issued,who came a close to the defense attorneys for ex-correctional officer, Michael Lott, supposedly "impatient " with the speed at which Hansen had failed to deliver the raw footage of the bite.
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" It was us who were exposing a villain trying to rape a child and getting caught up in a legal misunderstanding - a civil, not criminal, legal misunderstanding, "he added.
Hansen said he was in New York and had only learned of the show cause hearing the day before his appearance in Michigan. According to Hansen, he argued with the Clerk of the Shiawassee County Court, through his attorney John Esposito, to allow a virtual audience afin order to dispel the confusion centered on its alleged failure to provide the videotapes.
For his voice in the case, Hansen then retained local Michigan attorney, attorney Clint Perryman, to be his boots on the court. Perryman told Fox News on Wednesday that Hansen "still has and had no intention of not complying " with the defense attorney's request to receive all the shots of the shots available, urging that the legal case "was a civil contempt issue ". "and " it wasn't that Chris had done anything criminal. "
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Although the warrant was ultimately "canceled " and "canceled " by Esposito and Perryman, respectively, Hansenhas had a series of legal issues in the past. In 2019, Hansen was charged with being sued for bad checks and non-payment of $ 13,000 to a vendor for marketing material.
During the same week, a report made surface that he was also kicked out of his New York apartment after the rent check he sent was allegedly $ 400 less than the amount owed.
Hansen was also Charged with harassment - alarming communication - in Hoboken, NJ, in February 2020. Court documents obtained by Fox News at the time showed the date of the alleged offense as February 5 in 5:40 a.m. and a "civilian " is listed as the complainant.
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Chris Hansen has been charged with issuing bad checks and failing to pay a supplier some $ 13,000 for marketing material. He told Fox News the matter was settled "within days ". (Stamford Police)
He surrendered to authorities for bad checks, Stamford Police told Fox News in at the time, and he was released without bail and signed a PTA, or pledge to appear in court.
When he was charged and recurring legal issues, Hansen told Fox News that these were "corporate issues and commitments where other people were called upon to do.
"When theyweren't done, it was all sorted out within days, "he told Fox News of his reported default. " Again, ultimately my name is on the entity and the company, and that's for me to do, which I did. "
" They weren't, you know, elements of bad personal behavior, these were corporate things where other people were supposed to take care of issues and didn't, and when I realized what had happened, like i said it was resolved within days "he said.
Chris Hansen has faced a myriad of legal problems over the past three years. (Mike Pont / WireImage)
Hansen, who made a living bringing "vi predators to justiceolents "thanks to his numerous spin-offs and podcasts of the series " predators ", " Predators I caught ", also offered his opinion on the Josh Duggar child pornography case, in which he is not not involved, but familiar with legal proceedings. Hansen said it was "something I needed to look into.
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"I think this is something that has been going on far longer than people suspected " he said. "I think there is a lot in terms of who knows what in the family, which was overlooked, you know, because there was a TV show and money to be won. And I thinkthat there are a lot of things out there that we don't know. "
" The allegations here, in this case, are vile, they are volitional and criminal [behavior] absolutely disgusting "he continued. " I mean, when you talk about including child pornography in that and the many images that are being discussed here in terms of what investigators find, whenever ' one of those very disturbing images is viewed, it is revictimizing a child. This child is raped again every time a body clicks on it and [Duggar] is allegedly responsible, and according to prosecutors and investigators, multiple transmissions and multiple sharing of these images is one. worst crimes in the world. "
He added: "And then enjoy it in addition - like the guy can not just be on TV and winmoney with his crazy family life is not enough? Now you have to become an absolutely horrible violent predator on top of that? This is one of the most disturbing cases I have ever heard of. "
Hansen rose to fame after hosting " To Catch a Predator, "the NBC "Dateline " segment turned reality show in which he exposed predators who thought they were interacting with underage children and then tried to meet them.