According to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, when you are a "big star" on TV, women like to sue you for sexual harassment claims.
The New York Times came out with a story saying that about $13 million has been paid out over the years to address complaints from women about O’Reilly’s behavior.
The Times says that they found a total of five women who have received payouts from either O’Reilly or Fox News in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him.
Despite millions of dollars in settlements, O'Reilly denies the claims have merit. In a statement, O'Reilly said, "Just like other prominent and controversial people, I'm vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity."
So, these women were just taking advantage of you Bill and it wasn't the other way around?
Why haven't we heard about all the payouts other TV hosts have made. Surely, you're not the only one that has been paying out millions. Has Steve Doocy paid out any settlement money? Anderson Cooper? Sean Hannity?
Fox News says that they stand behind O'Reilly. In a statement they said, "Notwithstanding the fact that no current or former Fox News employee ever took advantage of the 21st Century Fox hotline to raise a concern about Bill O'Reilly, even anonymously, we have looked into these matters over the last few months and discussed them with Mr. O'Reilly."
Wait?! They have a Bill O'Reilly sexual harassment hotline at Fox News?
And yet, no thinks this is an issue?
So, why didn't the woman dial the hotline number? According to the Times, as an influential figure in the newsroom, O’Reilly would create a bond with some women by offering advice and promising to help them professionally. He then would pursue sexual relationships with them, causing some to fear that if they rebuffed him, their careers would stall.
So, you see O'Reilly was just trying to help these young women out, just as I'm sure he did for all the young guys as well.
According to one of the women that was paid a settlement, Andrea Mackris, who worked as a producer on his show, said O'Reilly called her while he was masturbating, told her to buy a vibrator, and described his sexual fantasies with her.
No word if telling her to buy a vibrator was the "professional advice" he was talking about or not?