undergroundnewsroom.com
undergroundnewsroom.com November 22, 2017


O'Reilly Struck $32M Settlement In January Over Harassment Allegations

23 October 2017, 04:39 | Gordon Grant

Demonstrator Matt Mitchell holds a sign outside of the News Corp. and Fox News headquarters April 19 in midtown

Demonstrator Matt Mitchell holds a sign outside of the News Corp. and Fox News headquarters April 19 in midtown

The New York Times reported on Saturday that in January, Fox News paid $32 million to settle a previously undisclosed allegation of sexual harassment against Bill O'Reilly, just weeks before the network agreed to a contract with O'Reilly that would pay him $25 million a year. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed the TV host's contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst.

PHOTOS: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Most Shocking Sexual Harassment Allegations: He's 'Pathetic!'

Mr. O'Reilly learned on January 2 that Ms. Wiehl meant to sue him for sexual harassment, according to The New York Times report.

"His new contract, which was made at a time typical for renewals of multi-year talent contracts, added protections for the company specifically aimed at harassment, including that Mr. O'Reilly could be dismissed if the company was made aware of other allegations or if additional relevant information was obtained in a company investigation". She left at the time of the settlement.

The media company, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, was aware of the payment to legal analyst Lis Wiehl when they renewed Mr O'Reilly's four year agreement in February, according to an expose by the New York Times.

The Times reached out to O'Reilly himself for comment, and he was predictably combative, telling the interviewer, "This is frightful, it's disgusting what I went through, awful what my family went through". 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.

Fake News? Pro-Trump Guest On Fox News Lied About Military Service
He hopes the President will accept it. "It got bigger and bigger", Garofalo told Navy Times in a phone interview. He did not receive, as Fox News' Bryan Llenas breathlessly recounted, two Purple Hearts for his service.

Gord Downie remembered for contributions to Indigenous reconciliation
He revealed that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable form of cancer, in May 2016. "He wanted to make it better". Residents of Bobcaygeon, Ont., are remembering Gord Downie for putting them on the map by writing a hit song about their town.

United Kingdom government worries over fallout of state corruption in SA
Peter Hain, a former cabinet minister and member of the House of Lords, confirmed on Thursday that he had written to Mr. Spokespeople for HSBC and Standard Chartered declined to comment.

"In its latest diatribe against Bill O'Reilly, the Times printed leaked information provided by anonymous sources that is out of context, false, defamatory, and obviously created to embarrass Bill O'Reilly and to keep him from competing in the marketplace", O'Reilly spokesperson, Mark Fabiani, said in response Saturday.

Ms. Wiehl agreed to destroy all communications between her and Mr. O'Reilly and eventually signed an affidavit dated January 17 retracting the allegations and promising not to sue, the report said.

But they ousted O'Reilly, 67, in April after some of his other settlements became public.

Weinstein, 65, who was sacked by production company Miramax and suspended by the board of the Oscars, has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. O'Reilly was not only the network's marquee attraction, but his program was the single largest source of advertising revenue for Fox News, which is the most consistent profit center for 21st Century.

Mr. O'Reilly told The New York Times that he had been receiving threatening messages during his time at Fox News and was forwarding some of the material to Ms. Wiehl since she was one of his attorneys, according to the report. Fox News paid the other three.



Other News

Trending Now

Dallas Cowboys win hosting duties for 2018 National Football League draft big show
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell accounced Wednesday that AT&T Stadium will be the first stadium to host the 2018 NFL Draft. The league has adopted the idea of constantly moving the draft after decades of it being held in New York City.

Alicia Keys Returns to Coach Season 14 of 'The Voice'
Alicia left The Voice following her season 12 victory to focus more on her own musical career. Alicia Keys will return as a " The Voice " coach for next season's fourteenth edition.

MI player flips off Penn State whiteout
Penn State ran 61 plays for 506 yards, an average of 8.3 - 4.8 more than it put up against MI previous year . The Lions scored twice in the fourth quarter on the McSorley-to-Barklety pass and McSorlety's 9-yard run.

Bulls' Bobby Portis Suspended 8 Games For Punching Nikola Mirotic
The Bulls announced Wednesday that Mirotic suffered maxillary fractures and a concussion and will likely undergo surgery. Portis will be eligible to return for the Bulls' ninth game of the season against the Raptors on November 7.

United States city links hurricane relief to support for Israel
Greg Abbott signed that statute in May. "That sort of chill is exactly what the first amendment is meant to protect from happening".

Chelsea stars unhappy with Antonio Conte regime
The good news for Conte is this: The Hornets haven't beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since a 5-1 demolition job in 1985-86. Chelsea's players are said to now be unhappy with Antonio Conte and his training regime at Stamford Bridge.

Teen who killed siblings in Colorado has ties to Effingham
He allegedly bought a knife several months ago with the plan of killing his entire family and burying the bodies in the backyard. The suspect, 23-year-old Daniel Wallace, was charged with assault, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.

The One-Week Pre-earnings Momentum Trade With Options in Coca-Cola Company
The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.6 average brokerage recommendation.

President Trump's Fortune Falling Faster Than His Polling Numbers
According to Forbes , the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's ranking. According to Forbes , it now requires $2 billion to make the list, a almost 18 percent jump from a year ago .

Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine event delayed until November
According to Bungie's Weekly Update, the next two planned instances of Trials of the Nine have been cancelled. The reason is a game-breaking emote glitch which allows people to go through walls.