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For nearly two decades, Bill O’Reilly has been Fox News’s top asset, building the No. 1 program in cable news for a network that has pulled in billions of dollars in revenues for its parent company, 21st Century Fox.
Behind the scenes, the company has repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly as he faced a series of allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior.
An investigation by The New York Times has found a total of five women who have received payouts from either Mr. O’Reilly or the company in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.
Two settlements came after the network’s former chairman, Roger Ailes, was dismissed last summer in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, when the company said it did not tolerate behavior that “disrespects women or contributes to an uncomfortable work environment.”
The women who made allegations against Mr. O’Reilly either worked for him or appeared on his show. They have complained about a wide range of behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O’Reilly was masturbating, according to documents and interviews.
You ever read something and then immediately wish you hadn't read it?
Well I just did, and now the unwanted image of Bill O'Reilly working his little "O'Reilly Factor" like a a hyperactive monkey is seared into my brain.
The article has even more lurid details, and even pictures of the wronged women.
O'Reilly of course claims that none of this is true, and instead alleges that his massive fame makes him a target for these frivolous accusations.
Actually think his massive ego and lack of a conscience are the reason for these accusations.
And this is by no means the first time that O'Reilly has been accused of being an icky pervert, or have you all forgotten the "Falafel Lawsuit." (Warning! If you read about it, you are DEFINITELY going to need a shower.)
Is it really ANY wonder that Fox News came out hard for Donald Trump during the nomination process?
After all he is a sexual deviant just like everybody at Fox News. It's like he's a member of the family.
In fact attorney Lisa Bloom, who is representing one of these women, suggests that Fox News is the "Bill Cosby of corporate America."
They should make THAT their byline to replace that ridiculous "Fair and Balanced" bullshit.
Update: It looks like in response to this story that Mercedes-Benz has pulled their advertising.