The Rich family sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday, and demanded Fox retract the story (which they did). A spokesperson for the Rich family says that anyone on Fox who continues to spread the debunked conspiracy theory around their son's death "should be taken off the air."
"They are either blind to the damage they are doing to a murder victim's family or don't care, showing a profound lack of judgement and common decency."
But Hannity says he will not be silenced. He continued to speak extensively about Seth Rich's murder on his May 19 show:
By the way my thoughts and prayers go out to this family. Let's put the kid out of it for a minute, I feel sorry for his family. But what if it was somebody that was so disgruntled in the DNC at how they cheated Bernie and how the fix was in, if that turned out to be true that somebody did that, wouldn't that completely wipe out the entire Russia lie we've heard for months and months?
People are outraged Hannity would continue to promote the story, even after Fox retracted it, and the murder victim's family has demanded he stop.
But then WikiLeaks head Julian Assange weighed in with a cryptic tweet tagged #SethRich, adding more fuel to the conspiracy fire.
WikiLeaks has never disclosed a source. Sources sometimes talk to other parties but identities never emerge from WikiLeaks. #SethRich