Fox investigating sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly


He first appeared as President Donald Trump in the show's cold open and later pulled double duty, playing both Trump and Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly in a scathing sketch addressing the sexual harassment allegations against the O'Reilly Factor host.

"I'm told that they are taking it seriously, and they are going to do the investigation that's legally required of them", Bloom said on "Reliable Sources".

After Walsh declined, she said, they went to the bar, where O'Reilly allegedly became hostile, insulted her and told her to "forget about any career advice I gave you, you're on your own".

On Monday, Bloom said on Twitter that she had requested an independent investigation over "Paul Weiss' conflict as attorneys for Fox News", but was denied. The conference was a follow-up to a recent New York Times article which revealed that five women received $13 million in settlement from O'Reilly for not pursuing litigation or speaking out about any sexual harassment involving him.

Walsh is not one of the women to receive settlements from O'Reilly or Fox News over alleged harassment from the star host.

The O'Reilly Factor had just seven advertisers still on board as Thursday (6 April), following which the HBO show tried to buy of one of the many vacant spaces with the following ad to air in NY and DC.

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21st Century Fox issued a statement on Sunday saying it's instructed a law firm to look into the claim.

For his part, O'Reilly has claimed that he was targeted because of his high media profile and that he settled to "spare his children the pain of messy public ordeals". Baldwin's O'Reilly wondered. "When she said 'no, ' did her eyes say 'yes"?

"Nobody can silence me, because my voice is not for sale", she said.

Walsh made regular appearances on Bill O'Reilly's show at one time.

The accusations against O'Reilly prompted major advertisers to abandon his nightly television program, The O'Reilly Factor. No advertiser has announced plans to remove its entire ad budget from the Fox News Channel in response to the O'Reilly controversy.

The National Organization for Women has also called for an independent investigation of what it calls a "culture of sexual harassment at Fox News". "Mr. O'Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News".