Man interrupts live Fox News broadcast shouting 'Bill Clinton is a rapist' to win $5,000 prize

Mel Buttigieg

A young man interrupted a live Fox News interview in New York by repeatedly yelling “Bill Clinton is a rapist” on camera, before being removed by security.

During the stunt the protester, appearing to be in his early 20s, is seen on camera climbing a security railing behind the news crew during a broadcast from the streets of Manhattan on Saturday just before 8am.

The man, appearing to be in his early 20s, can be seen shouting 'Bill Clinton is a racist' wearing a t-shirt with the ex-president's face on it above the word 'RAPE' during a live Fox News broadcast. Picture: Fox News

He removes his outer shirt to reveal a T-shirt with the ex-president's face on it above the word 'RAPE'.

The Fox & Friends segment hosts Tucker Carlson, Abby Huntsman and Ed Henry were introducing a segment on an animal shelter charity when the interruption occurred.

It is believed the stunt came in response to an offer of cash by pro-Trump radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is offering up to US$5,000 for anyone who can be heard saying "Bill Clinton is a rapist" on national television, while wearing the T-shirt available on his Infowars website.

The protester evades security to jump a fence behind the news crew. Picture: Fox News

Jones announced the controversial demand a day earlier on his Infowars program, saying the offer will continue through the US election, or until $100,000 in "prizes" have been awarded.

“Anyone that gets on national TV with the shirt clearly, for more than five seconds, gets $1,000. That means behind cameras, you name it,” he said.

“Anyone that gets it on air on national TV and gets the words out ‘Bill Clinton is a rapist,’ or things along that line, with a bullhorn — I could go to this right now, $5,000.”

The t-shirt worn by the man who interrupted the broadcast is being sold on Alex Jones' Infowars website for US$19.95. Picture:

The stunt instigation came after Donald Trump indicated in a New York Times interview that he's ready to drag ex-president Bill Clinton's sex scandals into the White House campaign, after Democrats lashed out at the billionaire's Twitter rant against a pro-Hillary ex-Miss Universe.

Trump said he believes talking about the sex scandals that stained the career of Hillary's husband Bill would turn female voters away from her.

“Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics. Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward," he told the newspaper.