October 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm #32522VitalogyParticipant
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.
Interviews with people familiar with the settlement, and documents obtained by The New York Times, show how the company tried and ultimately failed to contain the second wave of a sexual harassment crisis that initially burst into public view the previous summer and cost the Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, and eventually Mr. O’Reilly, their jobs.
In January, the reporting shows, Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, the top executives at 21st Century Fox, made a business calculation to stand by Mr. O’Reilly despite his most recent, and potentially most explosive, harassment dispute.
How much longer will Trump continue to get a pass over his crimes?October 21, 2017 at 10:11 pm #32532radiodorkSpectator
How much longer will Hillary Clinton continue to get a pass over her crimes?October 22, 2017 at 11:56 am #32541VitalogyParticipant
Who cares about Hillary?October 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm #32543Alfredo_TParticipant
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Have fun stumbling your way through the modern world of relative “facts.”October 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm #32545Chris_TaylorParticipant
The reason Hillary hasn’t been charged with anything is because she didn’t break any laws. Poor judgement, in this case, is not punishable.
However, when powerful, mainly white men, actually break the law, over and over again, and get caught, their privilege, money, and power play out in front of us. Radiodork, your comments play right into that same white privilege. Trump, Weinstein, O’Reilly, Weiner, and even Bill Clinton, used white male privilege, to their advantage. Had Hillary been president during the time Bill was in office, and was caught in the same way Bill was, she would have been crucified, IMHO.
But, I doubt Hillary would have done any such thing because as a powerful woman, the rules are different for her than for men. And if you don’t recognize it, just know all the crap you’re seeing from these men is just a typical Tuesday for women. They’ve dealt with this all their lives. Just ask my wife and adult age daughter, Radiodork, about being raped by men they knew and trusted.October 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm #32546Andy BrownParticipant
Well stated Chris.
Dorque, the thread is about O’Lielly, Faux News and sexual harassment. Trying to hijack the thread and make it about Hillary has become a bad habit of yours. It only underscores your inability to discuss the topic at hand. Pretty poor on your part, as usual.October 22, 2017 at 4:33 pm #32547edselehrParticipant
The real crime here is dork’s inability or unwillingness to access effective, quality mental health services.October 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm #32550paulwalkerParticipant
O’Reilly has been moonlighting as co-host with Glenn Beck on his Friday radio show. If Glenn was smart he would dismiss him immediately, but Glenn is not that smart apparently.October 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm #32551skepticalParticipant
Spot on Chris. Men are pigs. Sad.October 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm #32553Alfredo_TParticipant
Comparing Weinstein, Trump, O’Reilly, Weiner, Bill Clinton, and Bill Cosby to pigs is an insult to pigs.October 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm #32559semoochieParticipant
I thought Bill Clinton had permission.October 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm #32563cbaravelliSpectator
PMSNBC’s Rachael Madcow beats FNC’s Sean Hannity once in a while. She beat The Five on a regular basis. Fox News lost near two/thirds audience during the early evening opinion block with O’ and Megyn Kelly gone. From over 6M to now over 2M.
If true. $35M is stupid silly money. Bring on the sex robots!October 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm #32570Chris_TaylorParticipant
Semoochie – Yes, it was consensual, but in order to protect himself, he lied, which was worse then the poor judgement and moral failure he had with his own marriage.
Think of it this way, what if Bill Clinton were black? How would that have played out?October 24, 2017 at 2:56 am #32581semoochieParticipant
It’s a list of men who have molested women. I’m just saying that Clinton doesn’t belong on the list.October 24, 2017 at 9:02 am #32583jr_techParticipant
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