One of the things that makes my blood boil the most is hearing about some celebrity doing something absolutely horrible and then finding out they will face almost no repercussions for their actions. Not only that, but inevitably their transgressions will be totally forgotten about in only a month’s time, and they will once again be fawned over and handed awards by the drooling sheep masses. It’s disgusting.
Well, it’s hard to use the word “disgusting” on the internet without then talking about Bill O’Reilly, the hypocritical hate-monger himself. If you don’t know, there have been several allegations of sexual harassment made against Papa Bear over the years, mostly by women whom have worked with him on his show. One major allegation was swept under the rug by O’Reilly’s parent company Fox, to the tune of some seven figure sum.
Now another set of allegations has been thrown into the memory hole by Fox. Juliet Huddy, a former guest on O’Reilly’s show and also an employee of Fox, alleges that O’Reilly pursued her sexually for months. He would often call her on the phone, pressure her to go to dinner with him, send her elaborate gifts, and make lewd comments to her on a regular basis. One time he called her and she alleges that she could hear him masturbating as they spoke.
As usual, O’Reilly claims that all of this is a lie. But money talks, and the fact that Fox dished out a settlement in the high six figures to Ms. Huddy at least gives an indication that she has a strong case against Big Bad Bill. At least a strong enough case to make Fox think that he would lose should it go to trial.
But it’s all OK, because in a few weeks no one will remember this and O’Reilly will be able to continue being disgusting and horrible on a daily basis facing no punishment for any of his abhorrent actions. God Bless America!