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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly secretly settled a sexual harassment allegation with a network contributor for $32 million -- the largest, by far, of six such agreements that eventually toppled the outspoken commentator, according to a new report.

The New York Times said Bill O'Reilly agreed to the settlement in January with Lis Wiehl, a longtime legal analyst at Fox who had worked with O'Reilly and had once offered him legal advice.

Despite knowledge of a settlement with Wiehl, Fox renewed its contract with O'Reilly in February, paying him $25 million per year over four years, the paper said.

In a brief interview on Saturday following publication of the Times story, O'Reilly declined to discuss details of the settlement with Wiehl, citing a confidentiality agreement. But he said he agreed to settle "to protect my children from the horror" of continuing adverse publicity had Wiehl's allegations been litigated in court.

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"That's it," O'Reilly said. "I knew if I took this to court there would be three years of unrelenting headlines. That's why I did it."

Fabiani said 21st Century had paid out "close to $100 million" to "dozens of women" who had alleged harassment by other men at the network. Fox re-signed O'Reilly earlier this year, he wrote, "after the company had analyzed and considered all the allegations against him."

If the Times's figure is accurate, the latest settlement exceeds all of the previous agreements between O'Reilly and his accusers.

The five agreements reportedly amounted to $13 million, and included a 2004 payment by O'Reilly to a former Fox producer named Andrea Mackris for $9 million.

O'Reilly personally paid two of these five settlements. Fox News paid the other three.

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lol, Fox rehires him, he uses his kids as an excuse, and Mackris got a sailboat.

And we found out that when Nulli posted as Bill O'Reilly, is wasn't satire.

He was really a rwinger at heart.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-22 12:02 AM | Reply

-and Mackris got a sailboat.

Good to see you back in form, attacking victims of sexual assault.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-22 12:46 AM | Reply

Dumb sheep... I was talking about our Mackris, obviously. Who is only the victim of a trust fund and a bad prep school.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-22 12:46 PM | Reply

Yeah, you bashed Mackris, a sexual assault victim. So plonk me, victim basher.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-22 12:50 PM | Reply

andrea mackris the poster, ya dummy

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-10-22 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4

HDS victim gone wild.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-22 12:59 PM | Reply

Yes, dummy. Our Andrea Mackris. theantimedia.org

Corky knew this, and bashed her above. This isn't the first time.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-22 01:01 PM | Reply

lol... Trumplsheepskin "think" the poster is really Andrea Mackris..... jajajajaa!

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-22 01:22 PM | Reply

100 million?! Maybe it's the liberal enabler in me speaking but why couldn't more people have been victimized by wealthy scum like a revolting ATM?! I need a rich stalker, quick!

#9 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-10-22 05:30 PM | Reply

Sheep, you are trying very hard to look stupid. Congratulations on a job well done.

#10 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-23 10:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's too bad Bill O'Reilly doesn't have a TV show that he could use to pretend to be outraged by Harvey Weinstein's nasty ***.

That would be frickin hilarious.

You know he would do it and mouthbreathers who post here would eat it up.

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-23 12:27 PM | Reply

It's a good thing he is not a Democrat. Then it would be serious.

#12 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-23 03:12 PM | Reply

You know he would do it and mouthbreathers who post here would eat it up.

I didn't realize that you were such a big O'Reilly fan.

Back on topic, this revelation has just killed his Sinclair deal, he is hopefully done as a TV talent and relegated to writing novels. Hopefully people will not buy his books because of his scumbaggery, but who knows what will happen.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-23 03:20 PM | Reply

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