Even 32 Mill Couldn’t Kill Bill

“Their decision came as the company was trying to convince its employees, its board and the public that it had cleaned up the network’s workplace culture. At the same time, they were determined to hold on to Mr. O’Reilly, whose value to the network increased after the departure of another prominent host, Megyn Kelly.” From the NYT: Earlier this year, Bill O’Reilly settled a sexual harassment claim for $32 million. Then Fox renewed his contract. The news is filled with numbers and stats, but just let this one sink in for a second. Thirty…Two…Million.

+ Megyn Kelly: “O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained.”

+ “In a hotel room, a movie trailer, a public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual, according to 38 women who, in separate interviews told the Los Angeles Times of similar encounters they had with Toback.” Following the long-delayed fall of Harvey Weinstein, 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment.

+ WaPo: My Pain is Everyday: After Weinstein’s fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him? And from The Guardian: Donald Trump’s sexual harassment accusers hope the president goes way the of Weinstein.

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