The NY Times reported that following a $32 million settlement for sexual harassment, Fox News still put Bill O’Reilly back on the air. Sure, he was their most-watched host, but this was his sixth reported alleged sexual harassment case. How many chances did he deserve?
In response, former Fox News star Gretchen Carlson reacted negatively:
“It’s horrifying to think that any company would dismiss an employee following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and then allow him back on the air a few months later.”
Source: Washington Examiner
O’Reilly was fired in April as the sexual harrassment controversy refused to let up on the longtime Fox News evening anchor. He has long denied any wrong-doing, and in September he made his first appearance on Fox News since his ouster on Sean Hannity’s show.
Carlson’s comments came right after a New York Times report that O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle sexual harassment allegations against him at the beginning of 2017, and that Fox News had offered him a new contract a month later despite knowing about the claims.
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