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Bill O’Reilly Gets Into Fight With Matt Lauer On Live TV Over His Firing From Fox News

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

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. 

When Lauer asked if he ever sent inappropriate text messages to female employees, O'Reilly said:

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.