More women are stepping forward to claim that they were sexually harassed by Bill O’Reilly. The right-wing pundit was recently fired from Fox News after several women came forward and filed lawsuits due to the ongoing harassment.
On the day O’Reilly was ousted, a Black woman who worked at Fox News as a clerical worked stepped forward to share her story. According to attorney Lisa Bloom, O’Reilly would never speak to the woman to say “hello” or approach her with respect. Instead, he would stare at the woman with sexually suggestive eyes. On one occasion, he called the woman, “hot chocolate,” to refer to her in a sexist and racist tone. The woman never told because she feared that O’Reilly could get her fired if she stepped forward.
Bloom said the woman does not want money and probably won’t file a lawsuit. However, she wants to tell her story and send in a complaint to the Fox News hotline.
During his tenure with Fox News, O’Reilly made it a point to speak against rap music because of its content. He was also a race-baiter. O’Reilly once said Trump would have a hard time helping Blacks because they are “ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads.” He once called Black Lives Matters “violent” and said the group is “killing America.” He once referred to Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill as a “drug dealer.” And he also told Martin Luther King III that young Black girls should wear, “Don’t Get Pregnant at 14 T-shirts.”
Some are calling for O’Reilly to face criminal charges following his departure from Fox News.