The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Fox News star Bill O’Reilly may be ousted from the network, amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment against O’Reilly. Over 50 advertisers are already boycotting “The O’Reilly Factor” over revelations O’Reilly and Fox paid $13 million to settle lawsuits by five women who accuse O’Reilly of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behavior. A sixth woman, Dr. Wendy Walsh, has also accused O’Reilly of harassing her and then retaliating against her professionally when she refused to have sex with him.
On Tuesday, a seventh woman, who remains anonymous, accused O’Reilly of harassing her for months with sexually and racially offensive comments and actions. The woman is an African-American clerical worker who worked near O’Reilly. Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said “[O’Reilly] wouldn’t speak to her, other than to say things like, 'Mmm Hmm,' make grunting noises like an animal, she alleges, leering at her, looking at her cleavage and her legs, and he would call her 'hot chocolate,' which she found to be very offensive.”
Twenty-First Century Fox is holding a board meeting on Thursday, fueling speculation O’Reilly will not be returning to air next week after his vacation. O’Reilly’s team is denying he’s in talks with the network about his exit. Click here to see our full interview with attorney Lisa Bloom.