According to the suit, the Times reported “a total of five women … have received payouts from either Mr. O’Reilly or the company in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him.”
The settlements totaled about $13 million, the Times reported.
The report also included a statement from O’Reilly, in which he said: “Just like other prominent and controversial people … I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity.”
After the O’Reilly Factor host was forced out last April 19, he said in a news release it “is tremendously disheartening that we (Fox News and O’Reilly) part ways due to completely unfounded claims,” according to Dhue’s lawsuit.
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Source: New York Daily News