What can be worse than being married to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly?
Being the ex-wife of Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly.
O'Reilly is now suing his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy for $10 million bucks, because he says that misled him about the terms of their separation agreement.
Gawker writes that in the lawsuit, O'Reilly claims that McPhilmy used the proceeds of their separation to underwrite an affair with another man. And he wants the entire lawsuit to proceed in secret.
Last year, a panel of three appellate justices unanimously granted McPhilmy residential custody of the ex-couple’s two children.
Though the documents filed thus far are open to the public, O’Reilly is apparently hoping to convince the court to seal the remainder of his case against McPhilmy. In early April, O’Reilly applied for an “anonymous caption order and sealing of file,” but was denied on the same day. O’Reilly later submitted a copy of his and McPhilmy’s separation agreement, dated November 2009, in which both parties agreed to conduct future legal disputes anonymously. In a separate filing, his lawyers argued that he and McPhilmy “are contractually obligated not to disclose information related to this dispute as they agreed it is in the best interests of their children, which overcomes the right of public access to records.”
O’Reilly also invoked his status as a television celebrity to justify sealing his lawsuit against McPhilmy: “Plaintiff is a public figure and matters concerning his personaI life, marriage, and children, attract media attention, which, upon information and belief, caused the minor children extreme emotional distress.”
You know when it comes to divorce, it always toughest o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶k̶i̶d̶s̶on the high paid TV host.