Numerous reports of sexual harassment allegations and lawsuits have put Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s career into a tailspin. Now, his lawyer is saying that there’s a smear campaign “being orchestrated by far-left organizations,” targeting him for destruction.
“Bill O’Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America,” stated attorney Marc E. Kasowitz, adding, “This law firm has uncovered evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly for political and financial reasons. The evidence will be put forth shortly and is irrefutable.”
Representatives for O’Reilly and Fox are currently discussing whether or not he will return to host “The O’Reilly Factor” after going on vacation last week. He is supposed to return to the show on April 24.
Printed rumors about the show’s future say that media mogul Rupert Murdoch wants to keep O’Reilly on the air, but his sons — James and Lachlan Murdoch — are inclined to let him go after his show lost approximately 90 advertisers earlier this month when The New York Times reported that five women were paid $13 million to settle sexual harassment lawsuits.
Protesters outside of Fox’s headquarters are making matters worse for O’Reilly. “The O’Reilly Factor” is currently the network’s highest-rated talk show.
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