Saturday, 18 August 2018
Latest news
Main » O'Reilly sued by woman who settled harassment claims

O'Reilly sued by woman who settled harassment claims

05 December 2017

A woman who settled sexual harassment claims against disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has now sued both him and Fox for allegedly violating their settlement terms by publicly attacking her.

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein was a junior producer for the network in 2002.

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein claims in her U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY suit Bernstein v. O'Reilly, 17-cv-09483, that she was not the source of information for the April 1 story that appeared in the Times.

Subsequent statements by O'Reilly are alleged to have violated the nondisparagement clause, according to Bernstein. In her lawsuit, Bernstein pushed back against O'Reilly's narrative. Bernstein took an undisclosed payout in return and she signed a confidentiality agreement.

That line, and in addition other open proclamations, spoke to a break of his settlement manage Bernstein, she claims in Manhattan Federal Court.

OU faces Georgia at the Rose Bowl in CFB Playoff
The playoff selection committee unveils its final four and then sets the matchups for the rest of the major New Year's bowls. Clemson - the committee's No. 1 team in last week's top 25 - cruised to an easy win over Miami in the ACC Championship.

Bernstein alleges in her suit that she complained repeatedly about O'Reilly's mistreatment of her to the company's human resources department and top Fox News executives, but nothing was done.

Bernstein complained in 2002 that she was mistreated by O'Reilly when she worked for the network, and ultimately reached a settlement agreement with the network.

Just like other prominent and controversial people, I'm vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity.

O'Reilly would make other comments including to The Hollywood Reporter, which is cited in today's lawsuit.

The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of NY, states, "Mr. O'Reilly is the liar".

Obama expected to attend climate summit in Chicago
Back in the U.S., President Trump gave a speech in the Rose Garden after deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

O'Reilly has paid out more than $45 million to settle claims against him, according to The Times. "Mr. O'Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News".

"O'Reilly portrayed himself as a "target" and claimed the complaints against him were extortionate", the suit read.

Bernstein says the statement was false.

O'Reilly, who lost his job at Fox because of harassment claims, has emphatically denied wrongdoing. She's represented by the same attorneys at Smith Mullin who represented Gretchen Carlson in the retaliation lawsuit against Fox News.

Missing Columbia County teen found in upstate NY
Frisina has played soccer at Fort White High School, according to an online roster published by Next College Student Athlete. During the family's statement, the girl held her father, Rodd Frisina, closely and nestled under his chin, eyes closed.

O'Reilly sued by woman who settled harassment claims