According to CNN, Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, is going to investigate allegations that its No. 1 host, Bill O'Reilly, has a longstanding habit of making sexually inappropriate overtures to women in the workplace.
A representative for 21st Century Fox confirmed that the company is having the incident investigated by the law firm that fielded harassment complaints at Fox News previous year following the lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, the Los Angeles Times reported. Bloom then announced that attorneys for the company have since contacted her and told her that they are taking the allegation seriously and conducting an investigation as they are legally required.
"So you asked her point blank and she said ...", O'Reilly asks.
Last week, Walsh told the New York Times that O'Reilly reneged on a promise to get her a job at Fox News after she rejected his advances.
Summary: Attorney Lisa Bloom said 21st Century Fox will investigate the sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly. The O'Reilly Factor host has denied the claims and has stated that he is a target for allegations because of his celebrity.More news: The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record
Walsh never pursued litigation as part of her settlement terms, but she did hire Bloom, who recorded her phone call to 21st Century Fox and uploaded the footage to Youtube. Several Fox News personalities, including Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, defended Trump in the wake of the release of the tape. "But he started walking in a different direction and when he turned around to find me he said, 'Let's go to my suite'". The group is keeping track of companies who say they will pull ads from O'Reilly's show and has been celebrating their progress on Twitter.
In fact, there were so few advertisers on last Thursday night's show that it seemed to abruptly end after 45 minutes, giving way to a 15-minute Shepherd Smith report about the Syrian missile strikes.
So much so, in fact, that they asked the actor to tag in to play another despised figure on the show at the exact same time, as Baldwin delivered his very best impersonation of Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly as he interviewed himself as Trump.
In recent days, at least 20 advertisers have stopped buying ads on The O'Reilly Factor.
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