Published: Fri, April 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

O'Reilly book offers tips on how to treat women

O'Reilly book offers tips on how to treat women

In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on October 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor", on October 1, 2015 in NY. The Fox News host, whose show has been abandoned by dozens of advertisers, hasn't admitted any wrongdoing. Amidst the controversies, President Trump has come out in support of his friends over there. The Murdochs aren't afraid to act quickly and without sentimentality: Gretchen Carlson filed her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes on July 6, and he was out of a job by July 21.

Carlson and the attorney who represented her, Nancy Erika Smith, spoke at the Women in the World conference in New York City.

On Wednesday, President Trump came to O'Reilly's defense, despite having declared April National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, by saying, "I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person". Online TV company Hulu, which is part-owned by Fox's parent company 21st Century Fox, pulled its ads from "The O'Reilly Factor" earlier this week without comment.

The rapid defection of advertisers this week from Bill O'Reilly's show because of sexual harassment allegations raises what once seemed an unthinkable question: Can O'Reilly survive at Fox News Channel?

It's a large audience to bypass, and there's little evidence that the allegations and the $13 million in settlements paid out to five women have impacted O'Reilly's viewership.

Waters also criticized President Donald Trump for defending the Fox News star, saying his words of support are "coming out of the mouth of someone who has said some bad things about women".

Walsh, a reoccurring guest on "The O'Reilly Factor", is one of the few who is able to share her story because she has not entered into a legal agreement, O'Donnell explained.

O'Reilly also holds the No. 3 spot on the Times' hardcover non-fiction list with Killing the Rising Sun, which focuses on the last years of World War II.

As Fox News finds itself embroiled in another high-profile sexual harassment scandal, journalist Gretchen Carlson stressed the drawbacks of secret forced arbitration clauses in employee contracts.

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