21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, confirmed Sunday night it’ll investigate a molestation claim against primetime host Bill O’Reilly.
The investigation follows a criticism by Wendy Walsh, a former periodic guest on “The O’Reilly issue,” WHO phoned in an exceedingly criticism to the network’s work misconduct hotline last week. Walsh’s criticism was recorded together with her professional person, former NBC contributor Lisa Bloom, and denote on YouTube.
And it comes once a replacement York Times story unconcealed Fox or O’Reilly had paid out $13 million value in harassment cases against him.
“21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and that we have asked the business firm Paul Weiss to continue aiding the corporate in these serious matters,” the corporate aforementioned in an exceedingly statement.
Paul Weiss is that the same business firm employed by twenty first Century Fox to appear into molestation claims against former Fox News Chairman and chief operating officer Roger Ailes following a legal proceeding filed by former host Gretchen Carlson. Ailes would resign simply days once Paul Weiss launched its investigation.
Walsh, a man of science and radio host, aforementioned O’Reilly reneged on a suggestion to secure her a moneymaking job on the network once she declined his invite to affix him in his edifice suite once a dinner in early 2013.
More than sixty firms have born their ads from the Fox prime-time cable program.
Jenny Craig, Subaru, Advil, Ancestry, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Constant Contact, Bayer, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Orkin, Untuckit, Allstate, Esurance, T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Credit destiny were among the businesses.
Fox indicated in an exceedingly statement last week that ads were being shifted to different programs on the network.
O’Reilly’s program has been the very best rated in cable news for fifteen consecutive years.