Reports: Fox News secretly paid settlement to former host who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment

Business Insider | 1/11/2017 | Pamela Engel
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A former Fox News host who accused Bill O'Reilly and a network executive of sexual harassment quietly received a six-figure settlement from the company after the ouster of former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, according to reports.

Juliet Huddy, who co-hosted "The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet" before it was canceled in 2009, was a frequent guest on "The O'Reilly Factor." She described a pattern of harassment beginning in 2011 that ended in O'Reilly sabotaging her career after she rejected his advances, according to documentation obtained by Lawnewz.com and The New York Times.

Harassment - Allegations - O'Reilly - Andrea - Mackris

These aren't the first sexual harassment allegations against O'Reilly. Andrea Mackris, who was a producer on his show, sued him in 2004, describing instances of harassment similar to those Huddy alleged.

Both women said they received phone calls from O'Reilly when it sounded like he was masturbating, according to reports.

Huddy - Jack - Abernethy - Co-president - Fox

Huddy also accused Jack Abernethy, who was recently appointed co-president of Fox News, of sexual harassment. Both Abernethy and O'Reilly strongly denied the allegations.

O'Reilly allegedly took Huddy out to dinner and the theater, invited her to his house, tried to kiss her, and made inappropriate phone calls. He also allegedly invited her to his hotel room on one occasion, then appeared in his boxers when she went to return the room key he gave her after stating she wasn't interested in a sexual relationship with him.

Year - Huddy - Lawyers

Last year, Huddy's lawyers sent...
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