While not many people have publicly supported O'Reilly since the New York Times revealed that he had paid almost $13 million in five separate sexual harassment settlements, Trump asserted that he does not believe the allegations against the Fox News star. "They have complained about a wide range of behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O'Reilly was masturbating, according to documents and interviews".
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended the TV host, telling the Times, "I don't think Bill did anything wrong".
Do you think Fox News should fire Bill O'Reilly? And so I'm not surprised that he stood up and tried to defend Bill O'Reilly.
A Fox News spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
O'Reilly replied, "I didn't say she wasn't attractive".
More than 60 companies have pulled out from the show since Saturday, and the Washington Post reports that some of the companies still advertising on the show are only doing so because they are locked into previously agreed upon ad-buys.
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He only got eight shots in the first game and only 13 in the second game, but he's a special talent and deserves to have more. But Bradley said while the team continues to grieve for him, it can't be a distraction when they are on the court.
Seated alongside Bash, CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson added some context to the topic of alleged sexual harassment. "Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail!" "We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about the O'Reilly Factor", Rittenberg said.
Of course, by Trump's standards, "The O'Reilly Factor" host is a tremendous guy, maybe even the most tremendous person he knows.
Trump similarly defended former Fox News chief Roger Ailes a year ago, when Ailes was facing a litany of sexual harassment allegations.
Spin has failed since The New York Times exposed the $13 million Fox News has paid in settlements to female ex-staffers allegedly harassed by the 67-year-old news host. "They have treated women very badly, and so I understand that the Justice Department has opened a case and they're taking a look at them because this really is a sexual harassment enterprise", Waters 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", O'Reilly wrote on his website in denial of the allegations.