Bill O'Reilly Reportedly Paid $32 Million Settlement in Sexual Harassment Suit

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson called the network's decision to allow Bill O'Reilly on the air "horrifying and outrageous" after he settled a whopping $32 million sexual harassment lawsuit.

Bill O'Reilly's ousting from Fox News followed an advertiser exodus prompted by revelations of five settlements (totaling $13 million) paid by O'Reilly and Fox News to sexual harassment accusers.

Yet what makes the piece published by the Times Saturday such a bombshell is that it reveals Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, knew about the settlement before granting O'Reilly a four-year extension on his contract that paid $25 million a year.

Even though company executives were aware of O'Reilly's alleged transgressions, they planned to keep him on at the company and extended his contract in February. Wiehl claimed that she been subject to a pattern of behavior that included "harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her", according to people familiar with the settlement.

"This is crap, and you know it", O'Reilly told the Times, when asked about the settlement.

O'Reilly wrapped up the allegations this January in a quick 15 days from when the lawsuit was drafted.

At the time, Fox News was trying to overcome negative press from the scandal surrounding the network's founder and CEO Roger Ailes.

[F] ederal prosecutors who had been investigating the network's handling of sexual harassment complaints against Mr. Ailes had asked for material related to allegations involving Mr. O'Reilly, according to an internal Fox email obtained by The Times.

The Times story reports that the settlement it reported on today was at least the sixth "and by far the largest" made by either O'Reilly or 21 Century Fox to settle harassment claims. Writing on the ties between O'Reilly and Weinstein, the Times's Jim Rutenberg notes that, "a full, public airing did not come to be until those meddling reporters came along". Fredric S. Newman, O'Reilly's lawyer, said the company was eager to have the host stay on after the departure of Megyn Kelly, another of the most popular Fox News personalities, and initiated the negotiations.

"This is covering up, this is enablers, this is shutting up the victims", she said".

Related News:

  • Mehbooba hails Centre's initiative for dialogue with Kashmiris

    Mehbooba hails Centre's initiative for dialogue with Kashmiris

    He was replying to a question on whether Sharma would hold discussions with the Hurriyat Conference. "It is a very positive step". At least ten separatist leaders have been arrested by central agencies for their alleged involvement in suspicious transactions.
    ICBC shares stats for young drivers, safety tips

    ICBC shares stats for young drivers, safety tips

    This number counts teenagers who are drivers or passengers who die in a crash in which a teen is driving. Excessive speed, impaired driving, and distracted driving were common factors in these crashes.
    Storm Warning for Clare As Tail End of Hurricane Ophelia Approaches

    Storm Warning for Clare As Tail End of Hurricane Ophelia Approaches

    On Thursday afternoon, Ophelia's core was located about 715 miles southwest of the Azores , where it was virtually stationary. An east-northeast motion is forecast to continue after that with a substantial increase in forward speed by this weekend.
  • Jemele Hill: 'After my Donald Trump tweets I deserved that suspension'

    Jemele Hill: 'After my Donald Trump tweets I deserved that suspension'

    The only thing I'll ever apologize for is, I put ESPN in a bad spot. "I'm thankful for them but I'm happy to be back", Hill said. The first violation was for a string of tweets criticizing President Donald Trump .
    Rahul's jibe at PM Modi over Trump's changed stance towards Pak

    Rahul's jibe at PM Modi over Trump's changed stance towards Pak

    This was after Pakistani security forces rescued a Canadian-American couple on Wednesday from the Haqqani network. The jibe comes a day after Trump speaks to develop better relationship with Pakistan and its leadership.
    Roger Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

    Roger Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

    Nadal still owns a 23-15 winning head-to-head record against Federer, but his last win came at the 2014 Australian Open. For the two to tie, it would require Federer to earn 1,960 points more than Nadal between now and the end of the year.
  • Manchester United off to best Champions League start since Ferguson era

    Manchester United off to best Champions League start since Ferguson era

    Roy Keane believes Manchester City's strong start to the season will actually help Manchester United . Mourinho took a swipe at Conte this week after insisting he doesn't cry about injuries.
    How to Watch NK Maribor vs. Liverpool

    How to Watch NK Maribor vs. Liverpool

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got his first goal in a Liverpool shirt as his neat finish put his side 6-0 in front after 88 minutes. However, it was only when Roberto Firmino notched his brace that Jurgen Klopp's Reds became the owners of a new club record.

    El Nino has contributed to higher Carbon Dioxide levels

    The OCO-2 satellite, launched in 2014, is created to provide a detailed picture of how carbon is exchanged between air, land and sea.
  • United Kingdom watchdogs to probe banks' Gupta links

    Zuma and the Guptas have denied any wrongdoing but leaked emails and official investigations have fuelled the allegations. The Financial Times says that Hain does not explicitly say that the two banks did anything wrong.

    Toronto stock market lower as Dow Jones cruises past 23000 record

    Shares of big banks Wells Fargo WFC.N , Bank of America BAC.N and Goldman Sachs GS.N rose between 0.84 percent and 1.83 percent. Boeing fell 0.4% after rival aircraft maker Airbus took a majority stake on Bombardier's C-series passenger jets.
    Swiss prosecutors announce corruption probe against former Federation Internationale de Football Association  head

    Swiss prosecutors announce corruption probe against former Federation Internationale de Football Association head

    The case stemmed from a wider investigation of Fifa's business that saw criminal proceedings opened against Valcke in March 2016. Prosecutors also said it was working with authorities in France, Greece, Italy and Spain, where properties had been searched.


Most liked

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert
Bush and Jimmy Carter-took the stage, put their hands over their hearts and stood together during the playing of national anthem. They are joining together to raise money to help victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Puigdemont Urges Parliament to Discuss Spain's Decision to Curb Catalan Autonomy
But turnout was given as only 43 percent as many Catalans who back unity stayed away from the banned vote. Spain has the euro zone's fourth-largest economy and Catalonia accounts for a fifth of it.

Sushma gifts medical visas to Pak patients on Diwali
On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj gave a gift to patients seeking medical visas in India. Sushma tweeted, answering Kashif that your child's treatment should not be affected due to lack of medication.

'Tremendous Concern' Over Jeremy Lin Knee Injury
However, after getting examined today, Lin has been diagnosed with a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee. After going up to the basket, he came down awkwardly and hit the floor, immediately clutching his knee.

Kate Middleton and Prince William reveal third child is due in April
Kate visited the London Stadium with Prince William and Prince Harry to meet apprentices graduating from the Coach Core program. Apprentices from all over the United Kingdom were honored at West Ham's football stadium, the former Olympic stadium in London.

Jose Mourinho: 'A draw would be positive'
If Mourinho was to leave Old Trafford, there are a host of top managers waiting in the wings to take over including three Premier League rivals.

Lisa Wilkinson Leaves 'Today Show' Over Pay Dispute With Channel 9
Earlier this year her portrait by artist Peter Smeeth was a finalist in the Archibald Prize, and victor of the Packing Room Prize. We express our gratitude to Lisa for her 10 years with the Today Show and are disappointed we find ourselves in this position.

Armed attack kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai: army
Searching for exploded rocket shrapnel in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council district. In response to the attacks, Egypt chose to close the Rafah border crossing with Gaza.

Citigroup Cuts Rating On Hewlett Packard Enterprise Comp (HPE) To "Neutral"
Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 32.7% during the second quarter. Citigroup has downgraded Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) from Buy to Neutral in a statement released on 10/13/2017.

Jennifer Garner Is Reportedly "Very Annoyed" Over Ben Affleck's Groping Scandal
Burton shared a video of the TRL opening where she makes the claim that Affleck "tweaked her left boob". For much of the interview, he tries to convince Losique to take off her shirt.

United States miss out on World Cup after Trinidad loss
I feel like I've let my country down, my teammates down and I will not pretend that we did things the way it was [supposed] to be. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati, who could now face an uphill battle if he decides to run for re-election in February.

Cleverley hands Watford rare home win over Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette starts as the lead striker for the Gunners, with Alex Iwobi playing alongside Welbeck in the deeper roles. It was a massive moment as less than a minute later Watford were awarded a penalty in controversial circumstances.

Insanely Easy and Clever Stock: Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)
Still, the company continues to generate strong sales growth that is prompting operators to build more locations. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -12.18% from the 50 day high and -3.66% off of the 50 day low.

Wenger on injuries, Sanchez, Chambers, Overmars, Merson
Guardiola managed Sanchez at Barcelona and failed with his attempt to lure the Chilean to City this summer. "I have concerns. It's expected Sanchez will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, which will lead to a scramble to sign the forward.

Doctor responds to argument in viral video
Stipe received her refund, she refused to leave the office, and continued her abusive behavior towards staff". Then, Stipe's daughter, recording the exchange, can be heard saying "Okay, you can get out of her face".