Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract After $32 Million Harassment Settlement

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

O'Reilly, of course, was removed from his perch as the king of Fox's primetime lineup in April after The New York Times's Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt reported on five previous settlements with women who had accused the host of sexual harassment.

Bill O'Reilly's ousting from Fox News followed an advertiser exodus prompted by revelations of five settlements (totaling $13 million) paid by O'Reilly and Fox News to sexual harassment accusers.

In February, aware of Wiehl's claims and the settlement, 21st Century Fox offered O'Reilly a new four-year contract at $25 million a year, up from about $18 million.

Lis Wiehl claimed O'Reilly would message her sexually explicit material including gay pornography - and was pushed into a sexual relationship with him, the Times reported.

O'Reilly reportedly settled a $32 million lawsuit, which the network was aware of when it resigned him earlier this year.

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Given the attention that Fox News hosts have paid to the Weinstein story, it will be interesting to see whether O'Reilly's massive settlement receives much, or any, coverage from the network's primetime opinionators and moralists.




"Their legal theory has been that we hid the fact that we had a problem with Roger", Gerson Zweifach, Fox's general counsel, wrote in the email, referring to the prosecutors and Mr. Ailes, "and now it will be applied to O'Reilly, and they will insist on full knowledge of all complaints about O'Reilly's behavior in the workplace, regardless of who settled them".

However, the Times says that while Wiehl signed an agreement to say she had no claims against O'Reilly-and that all emails between her and O'Reilly were under her capacity as his lawyer-this was only after the settlement was made. O'Reilly has dismissed the charges as baseless, telling the Times that they are "politically and financially motivated".

In response to a New York Times story published Saturday, 21st Century Fox says it knew of the settlement but not the monetary amount.

And: "Finally, in the more than 20 years Bill O'Reilly worked at Fox News, not one complaint was filed against him with the Human Resources Department or Legal Department by a coworker, even on the anonymous hotline".

"This is covering up, this is enablers, this is shutting up the victims", she said".

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