Fox News group of companies, has reportedly hired a law firm to investigate the controversial sexual harassment claims against the, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly.
In a statement the 21st Century Fox said, “21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters.”
Last year network chairman of that time of the company also faced allegations of Sexual Harassment which he refused, his case was also investigated by the same Law Firm. Over which Roger Ailes was fined $40 million after the confirmation of these claims by the same hired firm.
As O’Reilly also denied the claims over him, Bill O’Reilly in a statement over his website said, “In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline.”
Last week The Times group reported that the network has paid out $13 million over the years to settle five claims of sexual harassment against O’Reilly. As growing controversies against the host caused, around 21 famous companies to pull ads from the show.
This started after a former on-air guest Wendy Walsh went public with her claims against O’Reilly. victim’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, on Twitter wrote, that they called the hotline to file a complaint.
A spokesman for O’Reilly told the New York Times that there’s “nothing special” about the parent company Fox hired a law firm, he added, “already retained by the company to look into all hotline calls.”