Trump Praised O'Reilly After Fox Settled Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

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Date Originated: April of 2017
Categories: Donald Trump & Bill O'Reilly
Donald Trump praised Bill O'Reilly and said that he doesn't " think Bill did anything wrong" one day after it was reported that Bill O'Reilly and Fox News reached a $13 million dollar settlement with five women who accused O'Reilly of sexual harassment and intimidation. The lawsuit claimed that O'Reilly “would create a bond with some women by offering advice and promising to help them professionally [and] he then would pursue sexual relationships with them, causing some to fear that if they rebuffed him, their careers would stall.” O'Reilly denied the accusations, but he and Fox News still settled the lawsuit because, in O'Reilly's own words, he is "a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way. And so I have put to rest any controversies to spare my children."
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/04/05/president-trump-dismisses-...
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