We haven't heard much from Bill O'Reilly since Fox News fired him in April. Well, he's back and as contentious as ever. Matt Lauer sat down with O'Reilly for his first interview since Fox settled five sexual harassment lawsuits against the once-reigning king of conservative television.
You'd think that once advertisers started dropping the O'Reilly Factor in the wake of the sexual harassment payoffs, he might be prepared to answer questions surrounding the controversy, but that wasn't the case. Instead, O'Reilly dug in his heals and remained defiant that his axing was a "political and financial hit" organized by the far left.
In 42 years, I’ve been in this business, I’ve worked for 12 companies, not one time did I have any interaction with HR, did I have any complaints filed against me.
Doesn’t it seem safe to assume that the people at Fox News were given a piece of information, or given some evidence that simply made it impossible for you to stay on at Fox News?
That’s a false assumption. There were a lot of other business things in play at that time and still today that 21st Century was involved with, and it was a business decision that they made.
You paid out $13 million and at least 6 women have levied accusations against you. Pattern of abuse. Nice try.— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonFL) September 18, 2017
Tell me please Bill. Wouldn't FOX have done their due Diligence with regards to the allegation before firing you.— Michael Felberbaum (@MichaelFelberb2) September 18, 2017
Not interested in hearing the self defense of a misogynist. Once again media giving oxygen to a pervert and criminal for self promotion— Mona Sigal M.D. (@MonaSigal) September 19, 2017
Shame on MLauer interview this Creepy men! Shame on that Chanel! Defend the rights of those woman that he molested and abused! Sad!— Emma Beltran (@ebeltran21) September 19, 2017