O’Reilly’s Spox: ‘Once Again, The New York Times Has Maliciously Smeared Bill O’Reilly’
Following today’s bombshell report by the New York Times detailing a $32 million deal former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly made to settle a sexual harassment allegation back in January, O’Reilly’s spokeseperson Mark Fabiani released a statement on behalf of the ex-O’Reilly Factor host.
In the statement, Fabiani writes that the Times has misrepresented the situation and didn’t include the sworn affidavit that accuser Lis Wiehl signed:
Once again, The New York Times has maliciously smeared Bill O’Reilly, this time even failing to print a sworn affidavit from his former lawyer, Lis Wiehl, repudiating all allegations against Bill O’Reilly. The Times ignored that evidence, sworn under oath, and chose to rely on unsubstantiated allegations, anonymous sources and incomplete leaked or stolen documents.
Fabiani also bragged about the “record breaking” contract that O’Reilly signed in February of this year, a month after he settled with Wiehl, while adding that April’s blockbuster by the Times that reported on O’Reilly’s other sexual harassment allegations included “inaccurate settlement figures.”
The affidavit that Fabiani sent that was signed by Wiehl states that she resolved her issues with O’Reilly following a draft complaint filed by her counsel, and would no longer make the allegations or complaints contained in the draft.
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