Friday, October 29, 2004
O'Reilly settles sex harrassment claim
"Citing a desire to shield his loved ones (sure), Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly said he had settled a legal battle over a former producer's allegations that he sexually harrassed her.
"This brutal ordeal is now officially over, and I will never speak of it again," O'Reilly, 55, said on Thursday night's edition of his talk show, "The O'Reilly Factor."
Of course he won't -- unless he wants Makris's attorneys' to release the audio tapes!
Andrea Mackris, 33, a former producer on "Factor," had filed a lawsuit against O'Reilly on Oct. 13, alleging he made a series of explicit phone calls to her, advised her to use a vibrator and told her about sexual fantasies involving her.
Several days after filing her sexual harassment suit, Mackris filed amended court papers, claiming that Fox had violated her rights under New York state law by firing her after she complained about being sexually harassed. Fox denied Mackris had been fired, saying she had simply stopped coming to work. (sure she wasn't fired)
Hush money paid! So much for the no spin zone from big Bill
Bill O'Reilly settles dispute with show producer
By SAMUEL MAULL
Associated Press, October 29, 2004, 3:43 AM EDT
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