Restore Progress has previously reported on the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News, and the tens of millions of dollars the right-wing news organization has been forced to pay out in connection with such harassment. Now, the New York Times is reporting that Bill O’Reilly alone has racked up a $13 million sexual harassment “tab”, for some truly disgusting behavior.
According to the New York Times:
“An investigation by The New York Times has found a total of five women who have received payouts from either Mr. O’Reilly or the company in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.”
“The women who made allegations against Mr. O’Reilly either worked for him or appeared on his show. 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.”
But please, keep lecturing us on the decline of morality in America, Bill. That Fox News would allow a man like this to continue to be the face of its organization is telling about the values it holds.