Former Fox News producer claims O'Reilly broke agreement

Former Fox News producer claims O'Reilly broke agreement

Bill O'Reilly is being sued by a woman he settled up with in a harassment case, claiming he violated a clause in their agreement that prohibited him from talking trash about her.

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein's attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY against O'Reilly and his former employer, Fox News, for breach of contract and defamation.

The story and others would cause O'Reilly to lose his job, but not before he commented, "Just like other prominent and controversial people, I'm vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity". Both O'Reilly and Fox said that a hotline was in place to anonymously report complaints and that no one had ever called it to complain about O'Reilly.

O'Reilly made a statement to The New York Times last April, which triggered Bernstein's lawsuit.

According to the suit, the settlement agreement provided that the parties would not disparage each other and that, if asked, the parties would say that "the matter has been resolved".

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"O'Reilly portrayed himself as a "target" and claimed that complaints against him are extortionate", Ms. Bernstein's lawsuit said. According to the Times, Bernstein's suit did not, unlike some of the other claims against O'Reilly, involve sexual harassment.

Her lawsuit also claims that O'Reilly's statements that no complaints were filed against him are "deliberately misleading".

O'Reilly was sacked on April 19 from Fox News after a 20-year run at the cable network. "There is ample evidence that Fox News, with the complicity of top executives, enabled the abuse of women for many years then silenced them with non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses". In October, The Times also reported that the anchor had paid a $32 million settlement to Lis Wiehl, a former federal prosecutor and a legal analyst at the network.

Bernstein's attorneys said in a statement Monday that she "was not the source for this revelation". Her claim was, rather, workplace mistreatment by the former Fox News host.

O'Reilly was constrained out of Fox News in April following a progression of disclosures about affirmed lewd behavior and manhandle.

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