Attorney: Bill O’Reilly Subjected to ‘Brutal Campaign of Character Assassination’

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The attorney for Bill O’Reilly says that the Fox News host “has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America,” as O’Reilly has been accused of multiple incidents of sexual harassment.

The statement from attorney Marc E. Kasowitz comes amid reports that Murdoch family, which controls Fox News parent 21st Century Fox, is looking to cut ties with O’Reilly, possibly as soon as Wednesday.

In his statement, Kasowitz also said that his firm “has uncovered evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly for political and financial reasons. That evidence will be put forth shortly and it is irrefutable.”

Earlier in the day, New York magazine reported that the Murdochs were leaning toward severing ties with O’Reilly out of concern that he is becoming too much of a liability for parent company 21st Century Fox. Since the New York Times reported earlier this month that Fox News and O’Reilly had made settlements over multiple claims of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, dozens of advertisers have pulled their spots from his show.

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He is Italy on vacation, and is scheduled to return to his show on Monday.

Outside of Fox News, a number of groups including UltraViolet and Color of Change protested O’Reilly’s presence on the network. Lisa Bloom, who represents one of O’Reilly’s accusers, Wendy Walsh, said that another woman has come forward with claims of racial and sexual harassment. Although the woman chooses to remain anonymous, Bloom said, she did call in to a company hotline to report her claim.

O’Reilly has denied the merits of the accusations.

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  1. Joan Egdorf says:

    It is very difficult for me to believe Bill O’REILLY SEXUAL HARASSMENT CHARGES!

  2. Dave J says:

    And I highly doubt many of Bill O’Reilly’s supporters even know what sexual harassment even means since it never happened to them.

  3. heyitsron says:

    A lot of “me too” going on here. Allowing the ordinary person to gain “celebrity” status in the mosh pit of foolishness. Come on, Kasowitz. Teach them a lesson they will never forget. For the rest of their lives. Including those “ambulance chasers” they have for lawyers.

  4. Timely Comment says:

    Amazing that a lawyer O’Reilly hired and paid to protect him… is DEFENDING him!

    Much like Trump, funny how post-Nixon Republicans raise the specter of Sen. Joseph McCarthy as their political touchstone to decry slandering and false accusations today—

    Politically hilarious considering McCarthy used slander and accusations for his Communist Witch Hunt of the ’50s… and was a Republican HIMSELF.

    Modern-day Republicans just ain’t selling their ‘brand’ well!
    .

  5. Susan says:

    Don’t hire women.
    That will leave plenty of jobs for men to support a family.
    And
    they will never be able to afford more than one family. Hahahaha.

  6. Rudy Mario says:

    Yes. That is true.

    But Mr. O REILY has attacked so many people out of ideological hate, racial hatred, misogyny, etc., etc. So he can not cry now that he is at the receiving end.

    I did not know he was so old, he can retire comfortably with all his money and go buy himself a harem.

  7. Susan says:

    No. You are talking about his accusers.
    W walsh promoting herself on his back telling half truths that are intended to slander and persecute. She’s another loon.
    These kind of women will physically assault an old lady and then tell a lie about it to a judge, perjuring themselves in court and with no punishment for it. They don’t have anything to lose for the lies.
    And suckers like you believe them because these women grew up with everybody bending over because they had the luck of being born good looking, no matter that it’s
    abused and extorted for evil.
    Shheesh. Take a look.

  8. CJB says:

    Hahahahahahahhaha…….

  9. Sam says:

    couldn’t of happened to a nicer person.

  10. Tom says:

    Lots of new information about w walsh making her claims essentially bogus and extremely exagerated, again we get half the story, intended to smear and persecute.
    He should go after this one.
    A loon.

  11. Jim says:

    Yawnnnnnn. Has anyone accused of sexual harassment ever admitted doing it? Of course he’s proclaiming his innocence.

  12. Christopher says:

    How can you suffer character assassination if you have no character to begin with? Another right-wing bully who can dish it out, but who cries like a little girl when his facade is exposed.

    • Matt says:

      You sound like another left wing nut that can’t stand people with differing opinions. Your side is becoming fascist. The crazies are already trying to drown out free speech with violent riots and smear tactics. They are trying to silence half of America. Hopefully, they fail or we could wake up in a totalitarian state really quick.

      • As a liberal person, I will always respect your right to say whatever you want. I just cut off ties with some friends because they didn’t understand just how important free speech was. I agree, the left is radicalising, but it’s not the majority.

    • Juju says:

      “Cries like a little girl”. Rather sexist – no?

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