Just six months after Fox News head Roger Ailes was ejected from his lofty position at the conservative news network, prime-time host Bill O’Reilly agreed to pay a $32 million settlement to a network analyst over new sexual harassment allegations.
That’s $32 million to one person.
According to The New York Times, Fox News was aware of the woman’s complaints.
This was at least the sixth such agreement O’Reilly or the network had agreed to in order to quell such allegations against O’Reilly.
One month later the network renewed O’Reilly’s contract to the tune of $100 million over four years.
The obvious question remains: why was O’Reilly allowed to remain in the workplace after so many expensive settlements?
Read the full account at The New York Times.
Nobody pays $32m for false allegations – nobody https://t.co/qB3njcHHuy
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) October 21, 2017
Show of hands pls…Amy I the only one who can’t stop wondering what EXACTLY someone would have 2do2 warrant a $32MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT?
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) October 22, 2017
#OreillySettlement There’s 1 reason a man pens a $32 million check. He doesn’t want to do 32 yrs in the pen. @GretchenCarlson
— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) October 22, 2017
I hate to be crude, but a $32MM settlement suggest a lot worse than “garden variety” harassment. #OReilly #SexualAssault
— Eric Loechle (@ericloechle) October 21, 2017
Odd silence from RNC and Spicer and Don Jr and others on this O’Reilly story
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 21, 2017