O’Reilly: I’m ‘mad at God’ over allegations of sexual harassment
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Monday he’s “mad at God” for the sexual misconduct allegations he’s faced in recent months.
“You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” O’Reilly said. “I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.”
CNN was the first to report the remarks, which came on a new episode of his “No Spin News” web show.
O’Reilly’s comments come after The New York Times reported Saturday that the former anchor paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim a month before Fox News extended his contract earlier this year.
O’Reilly left Fox News in April after the Times revealed that he paid $13 million to five women to settle sexual harassment allegations.
On his web show, O’Reilly accused the Times of being “out to hurt people with whom they disagree.”
“I truly believe that these people at The New York Times are out to hurt people with whom they disagree. They don’t want me in the marketplace,” O’Reilly said, according to CNN. “That’s what this is all about.”
O’Reilly has repeatedly denied the allegations of sexual harassment, telling the Times Monday that he’s gone through a “horrible” experience.
“It’s horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through,” O’Reilly said. “The pain it brings to my children is indescribable. Indescribable.”
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