Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly took a lot of heat recently when it was revealed that he settle a list of sexual harassment claims for millions of combined dollars. Even without knowing if the merits of the cases were legit, the liberal media smelled blood in the water and attacked.
While it briefly appeared that O’Reilly escaped boiling hot public relations water, Fox News just painted a huge target on the primetime host with this bombshell.
The Hill reports:
21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, confirmed Sunday night it will investigate a sexual harassment claim against prime-time host Bill O’Reilly.
The investigation follows a complaint by Wendy Walsh, a former periodic guest on “The O’Reilly Factor,” who phoned in a complaint to the network’s workplace misconduct hotline last week. Walsh’s complaint was recorded with her lawyer, former NBC contributor Lisa Bloom, and posted on YouTube.
And it comes after a New York Times story revealed Fox or O’Reilly had paid out $13 million to settle harassment cases against him.
“21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters,” the company said in a statement.
Paul Weiss is the same law firm hired by 21st Century Fox to look into sexual harassment claims against former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes following a lawsuit filed by former host Gretchen Carlson. Ailes would resign just days after Paul Weiss launched its investigation.
O’Reilly’s program has been the highest rated in cable news for 15 consecutive years.
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