The media learned about to pay $32 million to the victim of harassment leading Fox News
Leading American TV channel Fox News bill O’reilly paid $32 million to the woman for the silence about harassment. About this newspaper The New York Times (NYT).
According to the newspaper, the victim of harassment was a former leading analyst on legal issues Liz Wiehl. She worked with O’reilly for 15 years. Deal with wil was concluded in January 2016 in the form of a pretrial agreement. Thus, it renounced claims to the master in exchange for monetary compensation.
The newspaper writes that TV guide knew about the harassment O’reilly, however, did not want to terminate the contract with “the star of cable television.”
According to the NYT, O’reilly concluded at least six pre-trial agreements with other victims of harassment. Despite this, the guide channel in February 2017 signed a contract with O’reilly for four years and agreed to pay him $25 million a year.
However, in April, 2017 Fox News fired O’reilly after he faced public accusations of harassment. Then it became known that he paid to the victims of harassment $13 million they All worked together with O’reilly.
In October, the NYT announced the investigation of numerous cases of harassment by a Hollywood producer, 65-year-old Harvey Weinstein. He produced such films as “pulp fiction,” “Django unchained” and “Kill bill” Director Quentin Tarantino. The latter then admitted that he knew about the behavior of producer and regretted his inaction.