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

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    Vitalogy
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    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?

    #32532
    radiodork
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    How much longer will Hillary Clinton continue to get a pass over her crimes?

    #32541
    Vitalogy
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    Who cares about Hillary?

    #32543
    Alfredo_T
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    #32545
    Chris_Taylor
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    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.

    #32546
    Andy Brown
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    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.

    #32547
    edselehr
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    The real crime here is dork’s inability or unwillingness to access effective, quality mental health services.

    #32550
    paulwalker
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    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.

    #32551
    skeptical
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    Spot on Chris. Men are pigs. Sad.

    #32553
    Alfredo_T
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    Comparing Weinstein, Trump, O’Reilly, Weiner, Bill Clinton, and Bill Cosby to pigs is an insult to pigs.

    #32559
    semoochie
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    I thought Bill Clinton had permission.

    #32563
    cbaravelli
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    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!

    #32570
    Chris_Taylor
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    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?

    #32581
    semoochie
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    It’s a list of men who have molested women. I’m just saying that Clinton doesn’t belong on the list.

    #32583
    jr_tech
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