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Monday, October 23, 2017

O’Reilly Settled New Sexual Harassment Claim, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.

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.



Anonymous said...

Fox was trying NOT to bite the hand (O'Reilly's ratings) that fed them for years and years. Problem is, times be a changing and alleged bad social acts are now punished by immediate firings.

Need to be very careful with this type of guilty until proven innocent justice because LAME STREAM MEDIA still relies on ratings to survive. So if they spew garbage and the FAKE news is taken as gospel, what a mess everything will become!!

Anyone remember the Duke LAX team? Guilty until proven innocent. The media was ALL over it and it turned out the woman lied!

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt a powerful man gave up more than a years worth of salary just because he was falsely accused and didmt want to put up a fight.

Anonymous said...

what does the average woman get when she is sexually harassed by a poor man?

Anonymous said...

The media beating this dead horse to death on this one just like the recent Trump story.

Anonymous said...

Women should not be harassed sexually or otherwise. What makes these power mongering egotistical bast###s think they can get away with this. I am going back to Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and yes even President Trump with his hot mic misadventure. Society lets this happen so I am not sure why everyone is so shocked when they are outed.

Anonymous said...

Harvey Weinstein and Bubba need to open a nightclub in Hollywood.