Sunday, October 22, 2017

Right after Bill O'Reilly paid a 32 million dollar sexual harassment settlement Fox News extended his contract for 25 million dollars.

Courtesy of the New York Times:

Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such cases. 

Although the deal has not been previously made public, the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, acknowledges that it was aware of the woman’s complaints about Mr. O’Reilly. They included allegations of repeated harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her, according to the people briefed on the matter. 

It was at least the sixth agreement — and by far the largest — made by either Mr. O’Reilly or the company to settle harassment allegations against him. Despite that record, 21st Century Fox began contract negotiations with Mr. O’Reilly, and in February granted him a four-year extension that paid $25 million a year.

All of this occurred after Megyn Kelly left the news outlet and they were attempting to convince the public that they were cleaning up "the workplace culture."

Apparently the Murdoch family huddled together and decided it made better business sense to extend O'Reilly's contract than to risk losing him, despite these numerous allegations and setttlements.

Clearly not a great business decision since they were forced to kick him out only four months later.

Someone on Twitter wanted to know just what could somebody do to another person that would cost 32 million dollars to cover up?

That is a good question, but not one I am sure I really want to know the answer to. 

I have virtually NO doubt that the workplace sexual harassment is continuing at Fox News and that new allegations are forthcoming.

You just don't clean up a pigsty like that in such a short amount of time.


18 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Sarah will now claim Bill'O sexually harassed her and will try to get a multi million payment.

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    1. Anonymous12:20 PM

      Nah she would have gotten down on her knees even if not harassed. Ask Glen, Brad, and Curt if he were still alive.

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    2. Anonymous1:20 PM

      Bill O'Reilly probably would not have approached Palin - as she came across as a cold fish w/little sexuality. Poor Todd!

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    3. Anonymous4:30 PM

      "Boys will be boys" and who KNOWS what she did to get so far. Ask Bill Kristol? She sure didn't get there intelligence or leadership, lazy ass that she is.

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    4. Anonymous6:39 PM

      Whatever hard on Kristol had for Palin, now limp. She counters, GOPE! Oh, honey, did you EVER want it and now there's hell to pay going on ten years!

      What a loser.

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  2. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Bill Clinton staying in office and being re-elected laid the foundation for oversexed men of power to think they can get away with anything they can.

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    1. If you think that Bill Clinton was the first powerful man in America to get caught having an affair, and then emerge essentially untainted by that revelation you do not understand anything about history.

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    2. Anonymous1:15 PM

      Yeah every man after adam. Clinton was set up by a horny tramp intern plant, encouraged by a horny skank plant and exploited by the republican liars and crooks. A total waste of time and money.

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    3. Anonymous1:21 PM

      Harding, FDR, Eisenhower, the Kennedy brothers, LBJ, Nelson Rockefeller, Cleveland all had affairs and were elected and reelected to their offices.

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    4. Anonymous1:26 PM

      Yeah, because the government paid millions in hush money to dozens of women assaulted by Clinton?

      Maybe you'd like to repeat all the allegations that Trump trumpeted during the debates with Bill Clinton's wife? None were ever tested in court. Funny about that.

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    5. Anonymous2:13 PM

      Oh please, stop reading more than I wrote! I meant the fact Clinton as POTUS got caught lying about his sexcapades. Yeah, Kennedy got his many pieces of ass but it wasn’t so public like Clinton.

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    6. Anonymous4:33 PM

      Dumbass 2:13 - there was no internet nor mass media in the 60s as there is today.

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  3. Anonymous12:27 PM

    I was watch8ing AM Joy. She contacted the NYT for what the term nonconsensual sex means. She said the Times was quoting Fox for their wording. It sounds like rape to me. Billo must have something especially terrible to pay that amount of $.

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    1. Anonymous6:39 PM

      Of course 'nonconsensual' sex is rape. It's rape! It's rape! Did everyone forget about Billo being fired from the tabloid TV show A Current Affair? That was a raunchy show in the 1980's.

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  4. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Sir, you do a grave disservice to pig stys every where that are far more civilized and genteel. (original post)

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  5. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Could get wor$e yet>

    https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/10/20/16507624/lupita-nyongo-harvey-weinstein-sexual-harassment

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/trump-and-kelly-have-a-problem-with-women-of-color-who-dont-know-their-place/

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  6. Lis Wiehl is the lady in red that got the big payout according to VOX.

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  7. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Saw a meme today that made me chuckle because it was so close to the bone. Then I got sad for the same reason.

    O'Reily is getting a new show. Produced by Harvey Weinstein, directed by Roman Polanski, and written by Bill Crosby. The Catholic Church will act as moral advisors.

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