“Okay, I’m not interested in making by network look bad — AT ALL”. Bill O’Reilly did not take kindly to the ‘CBS This Morning’ panel pivoting to Megyn Kelly and ‘Sexual Harassment’. No Sir, Not One Bit!
O’Reilly was on CBS This Morning to discuss his new children’s book “Give Please A Chance,” a book written to help teach children manners and courtesy. However, a far meatier topic for the panel was Megyn Kelly.
O’Reilly initially waved off any suggestion that he would read Kelly’s “Settle for More,” a memoir that, according to a New York Times review, details some of Kelly’s claims of sexual harassment at Fox News.
“I’m trying to stay out of any of that kind of stuff,” O’Reilly said. “It doesn’t pertain to my life. I wish her well. She’s a very smart woman … I’m not interested in this.”
But the panel kept on pushing: “You’re not interested in sexual harassment?” one asked.
O’Reilly pushed back: “I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad. OK? I’m not interested in making my network look bad. At all. That doesn’t interest me one bit.”
Fox News was at the center of a sexual-harassment scandal earlier this year. At least two personalities left the network amid the shake-up including Roger Ailes, the network’s founder and CEO. O’Reilly and Kelly host the two highest-rated shows on Fox News.
Watch O’Reilly reaction above:
He later addressed the issue on The O’Reilly Factor,
“If somebody is paying you a wage, you owe that person or company allegiance. You don’t like what’s happening in the workplace, go to human resources or leave. I’ve done that. And then take the action you need to take afterward if you feel aggrieved. There are labor laws in this country. But don’t run down the concern that supports you by trying to undermine it.”
Megyn Kelly appeared later on CBS This Morning and was asked what she felt about O’Reilly’s comments that suggested she was making the company look bad by speaking out about being the victim of sexual harassment.
‘Well I will say this, I am very proud of the fact that I discussed this with Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch before I wrote this chapter in my book, and we were all on the same page.
‘And it was an important chapter to include and I am proud of them that they feel as I do, that sunlight is the best disinfectant.’
H/T Business Insider