Bill O’Reilly made the largest payment so as to make a settlement with Fox News’ longtime analyst Lis Wiehl with a jawdropping amount of $32 millions back in January. Bill O’Reilly is on the headlines again as New York Times issues a report claiming about the settlement between Bill and Lis.
Bill O’Reilly has been accused for sexual harassment on Lis Wiehl. The sexual harassment allegation that Lis filed is the sixth known harassment allegation against Bill. The previous allegations were filed by Rachel Bernstein, Andrea Mackris, Rebecca Diamond, Laurie Dhue, & Juliet Huddy.
The 21st Century Fox company was well known about the complaints against Bill accusing repeated harassment, non-consensual sexual relationship and things like sending gay pornography along with other sexually explicit materials. However, they at the end decided to offer Bill a contract after Lis signed an affidavit, which claimed they both had con-sensually settled their dispute.
According to the report of New York times, Bill’s settlement upon the charges, was just before Fox Landed a four-year contract of $25 million/year with Bill. And all of this things occurred while the Fox company addressed the sexual harassment issue that cornered Bill.
Still, the settlement payment Bill made to Lis arise a huge question on why he generously made such big payment. But Bill, in his defence, claimed that the news by Times was nothing but a smear of lies to potentially kill his career, making him ineligible for any other TV Show.
“O’Reilly calls the Times report a malicious smear, claiming that no women in 20 years ever complained to human resources or legal about him.”
However, Bill do not have any supporting evidences or witnesses to prove his claim true. That makes the report of New York Times look like truth in the eyes of viewers and media people. Moreover, another former prominent Fox News personality Megyn Kelly spoke against Bill and made a statement that said,
“Maybe that is true. Fox News was not exactly a friendly environment for harassment victims who wanted to report, in my experience. However, O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained.”
Bill replied to Kelly’s statement saying,
“I don’t know why Megyn Kelly is doing what she’s doing.”
Bill, who also had a controversial interview with Donald Trump, the current president of United States of America, reputedly brought his family in between the talks of the news flashed by Times.
“Why don’t you be human beings for once? This is horrible. It’s horrible what I went through. Horrible what my family went through.”
Bill also tried to take support of Eric Bolling’s condition, who lost his son Eric Chase Bolling midst all the harassment issue around him.
However, Eric politely requested not to drag him or the matter of the loss of his son to prove any point.
As far as the company is concerned, they issued a statement claiming that the amount of settlement was private, something that Bill cleared as his personal issue with Lis Wiehl, who at the moment is silent amid the shocking revelation.
While everything is pressing down on Bill, he insists that all this doing is politically and financially motivated and that he can prove it all!