During a Monday news conference in Woodland Hills, Dr. Wendy Walsh and her attorney Lisa Bloom called for an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against the Fox News host.
The call for action comes after a New York Times report stated Fox News’ parent company 21st Century Fox or O’Reilly paid $13 million to five women to settle cases where the women alleged inappropriate behavior by O’Reilly.
“The last time I saw him I was actually in New York on a book tour on his set live. He wasn’t talking to me,” Walsh recalled. “We were being mic’d and he was down looking at his scripts, and it was the first time I think I had been in his physical presence since that night, and he looked up from his scripts and said, ‘When are you leaving?'”
Roger Ailes, the former chief of Fox News, was forced out in 2016 after several claims of sexual harassment, including those by Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly.