Fox News Host Settles Lawsuit Over Toy Hamster

Oct 5, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A Fox News Channel host who filed a $5 million lawsuit last year over a toy hamster has settled amicably with the toy’s manufacturer, Hasbro.

Harris Faulkner, who’s seen on FNC’s “Fox Report” and “Outnumbered,” sued over the “Harris Faulkner” hamster.

Faulkner and Hasbro issued a joint statement that reads:

“Harris Faulkner and Hasbro are pleased to report that the lawsuit filed by Ms. Faulkner last year has been settled amicably. Ms. Faulkner took action against Hasbro because it was selling a child’s toy — a plastic toy named Harris Faulkner. Ms. Faulkner argued that she did not consent to have her name or image associated in any way with the manufacture and/or sale of this toy and that, as a journalist, she never endorses companies’ products. In defending the lawsuit, Hasbro contended that its Littlest Pet Shop toy was not named for Ms. Faulkner and did not look like Ms. Faulkner in any way. The ‘Harris Faulkner’ toy is no longer manufactured or sold by Hasbro. However, since there still may be ‘Harris Faulkner’ toys or packaging with the ‘Harris Faulkner’ name in the stream of commerce, Ms. Faulkner reiterates that she has not endorsed or approved this product. The parties will not comment further on the litigation or its settlement.”

The lawsuit claimed that the “Harris Faulkner” hamster bore a resemblance to the news anchor.

harris faulkner hamster-hasbroHarris Faulkner hamster (Hasbro)


  1. Yeah, the same names were just a coincidence – NOT.

  2. Exactly John! Was the toy named “The Harris Faulkner” Hamster or NOT?? When this story came out, it was never fully explained, and it really isn’t now. Obviously, if they had come out with a “Tom Cruise” Hamster, or an especially obese “Hillary the Hamster” that coughed all the time and tipped over once in awhile, Tom or Hillary would have sued as well. I’m still not sure if the hamster was actually named after her and marketed that way, or if , because of the eyelashes it just resembled her so much that “Other people” began to refer to the hamster using her name.

  3. Or it could be Donald the Hamster, who runs around yelling insults at gerbils and other non-hamster animals.

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