It seems that 21 century Fox is yet in another sexual harassment scandal, this time five women have accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment. According to O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’ most popular show has said that his position has made him “vulnerable to lawsuits.”
The New York Times reported that Bill O’Reilly and his employer had paid five women over $13 million, so long as the women never took their cases to court. O’Reilly denies any wrongdoing. The report says that O’Reilly preferred to pay off them women to avoid negative publicity. He further adds that no one has ever complained to human resources about him and he paid off the women to put any controversies to rest and spare his children.
21st Century Fox told the New York Times that, ” “While he denies the merits of these claims, Mr. O’Reilly has resolved those he regarded as his personal responsibility.”
Back in July Fox’s long-time boss Roger Ailes resigned after several female employees accused him of sexual harassment, including Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly who came forward and said they had been sexually harassed by Ailes.