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O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claims, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

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O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claims, Then Fox Renewed His Contract
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Regarding Mr. O’Reilly’s contract extension, the company said Fox News “surely would have wanted
to renew” Mr. O’Reilly’s contract, noting that “he was the biggest star in cable TV.”
It emphasized that provisions were added to the new contract that allowed for his dismissal if new allegations or other relevant information arose.
Asked about the allegation of a nonconsensual sexual relationship, a representative for Mr. O’Reilly, Mark Fabiani, said
that 21st Century Fox was “well aware” Ms. Wiehl had signed a sworn affidavit “renouncing all allegations against him,” adding that after receiving the document Fox News offered Mr. O’Reilly “a record breaking contract.”
Lawyers for Ms. Wiehl, Jonathan S. Abady and O. Andrew F. Wilson of the firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, declined to comment.