21st Century Fox investigating O'Reilly harassment claims


21st Century Fox investigating O'Reilly harassment claims

21st Century Fox, Fox News' parent company, will investigate allegations that Bill O'Reilly, its No.1 host, has been making sexually inappropriate overtures to women in the workplace.

"On Friday, we received a call from a couple of attorneys who represent Fox News and they said that they are, indeed, going to do an investigation based on Wendy's complaint".

A representative for 21st Century Fox confirmed that the company is having the incident investigated by the law firm that fielded harassment complaints at Fox News a year ago following the lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"As president, I promise I'm going to do everything I can to make sure you people work in coal for the rest of your lives, and your kids will work in coal, and your grandkids", he told one cast member. Walsh's complaint was recorded with her lawyer, former NBC contributor Lisa Bloom, and posted on YouTube.

Walsh was one of the women featured in a recent New York Times exposé regarding allegations of sexual harassment made against O'Reilly as well as the almost $13 million that O'Reilly and Fox had paid to settle the claims out of court.

He then tosses the story to Fox News analyst Malia Zimmerman (played by Cecily Strong) who was "reporting live via satellite, 500 yards away" - a clear jab at O'Reilly's settlements of multiple sexual harassment claims.

Walsh is not one of the women to receive settlements from O'Reilly or Fox News over alleged harassment from the star host.

Representatives for 21st Century Fox told the Times that O'Reilly denies the "merits of these claims" but that he "has resolved those he regarded as his personal responsibility".

O'Reilly told the newspaper he made the payments to "avoid negative publicity" for the sake of his children.

At a news conference last week, Bloom had detailed allegations against O'Reilly by Walsh, a psychologist and radio host.

"I actually see a lot of myself in you, Bill", Baldwin's Trump said.

"Yeah like when she said "no" did her eyes say "yes"?"

Walsh made regular appearances on Bill O'Reilly's show at one time.

MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" was the only other cable news program to qualify for the Top-10, coming in ninth.

It is unclear if the tape has been used at for seminars at Fox News, which is now embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, but the employee implied the irony was not lost on participants.



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