Bill O'Reilly accuser appears on 'The View'

Owen Stevens
April 21, 2017

Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, are gaining ground following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly. Shares were up 30 cents not long after the market opened. In recent weeks, The New York Times revealed that O'Reilly and the network had reached settlements with five women who had complained against him, with compensation totaling nearly $13 million.

Mr O'Reilly's show, The O'Reilly Factor, has been the most watched program on Fox News and was coming off the highest-rated first quarter in its history, averaging 4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Allegations of sexual harassment put an end to the O'Reilly Factor.

O'Reilly's "Old School" ranked No. 18 on Amazon's best-seller list as of midday Thursday and has been a top seller since its publication three weeks ago. "Killing the Rising Sun", a release last fall about the allied defeat of Japan in World War II, was No. 92.

O'Reilly has another "Killing" book scheduled for September, although the subject hasn't been announced. The outlet reported that Fox will pay O'Reilly "tens of millions of dollars".

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Burgess then went onto talk about an incident that involved O'Reilly in an elevator. For more, we speak with civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom.

"He always walked past my desk and he made like a grunting noise", she told the panel.

"As she got out, and he was behind her, Burgess said that O'Reilly said, "'Looking good there girl'".

O'Reilly was sacked Wednesday after reports that he'd sexually harassed women over a period of years.

And guess what? In 2015, O'Reilly came after Steel while she co-authored this critical article about how he apparently embellished tales relating to his 1982 coverage of the Falklands war for CBS News.

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