Fox News has settled sexual harassment against TV host Bill O'Reilly

News by Clarence Published on 17 Jan,2017 Updated on 17 Jan,2017

Bill O’Reilly is an American television host, author, journalist and political commentator best known as the host of the political commentary program The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. He has also worked as the news reporter for local television stations including CBS News and ABC News.

Bill O'Reilly


Bill O’Reilly has also served as the anchor of news magazine program Inside Edition. O’Reilly is regarded a conservative commentator and is a registered member of the Independence Party of New York. He is also an author and has written many books.

Fox News Settled Sexual Harassment Allegations against Bill O’Reilly

Fox News has quietly settled the sexual harassment allegations appealed against Bill O’Reilly and the network’s co-president according to various reports. The allegation was settled down a week after Roger Allies stepped down from the post of CEO.

Juliet Huddy, the former host, claimed sexual harassment against the top host of the network in 2011. According to her report, O’Reilly “proposed to have sex with him on multiple occasions”, attempted to kiss her on her visit to him and had inappropriate phone calls.

Juliet Huddy


O'Reilly also threatened her to kick out of the channel on her rejection. He invited her to dinner, too. He once lured her to his hotel room and on her reach, answered the door wearing only boxer shorts. Later, she was also booted from her show though her show being the top rated.

Bill O’Reilly was also accused of sexual harassment early in 2004 and had settled the allegations, paying a huge amount, reported to be in six figures about $8 million. The recent allegation is believed to have settled in six figures amount about $20 million reported first by LawNewz. However, Bill O’Reilly and Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy have all denied the claims.

Bill O’Reilly’s short bio

Bill O’Reilly, born as William James “Bill” O’Reilly Jr.,  is an American television host, author, journalist, and political commentator born on 10th September 1949 in New York City, New York, the United States. He was born to William James Sr. and Winifred Angela O’Reilly. He has a sister, Janet.