Bill O'Reilly Settled With Her. Now She's Suing

Woman who reached settlement over harassment allegation sued Bill O'Reilly

A former Fox employee who reached a settlement with Bill O'Reilly in 2002 says he smeared her as a liar, breaking their deal.

. Bernstein had complained about abuse, non-sexual in nature, by O'Reilly when she worked at Fox.

"He's gone far beyond that and painted our client in a bad light", lawyer Neil Mullin told WaPo, claiming that O'Reilly violated the 2002 settlement case by implying that Bernstein's claims were politically motivated, Variety reported.

"The O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly in 2015. "He mistreated Ms. Bernstein".

She went to HR and other organization administrators to gripe about him a few times. O'Reilly's attorney and Fox News could not immediately be reached for comment. There were many witnesses to her mistreatment. The April 1 story recounted how the anchor and network had paid $13 million in settlements over the years to her and other women who had complained that O'Reilly had abused or sexually harassed them during their employment.

"In fact, Ms. Bernstein repeatedly complained to Fox Human Resources, Bill Shine, and other Fox executives, about Mr. O'Reilly's mistreatment and both defendant Fox News Network LLC and O'Reilly knew that before making the statements above", the complaint says.

A lawyer for Ms. Bernstein, Neil Mullin, asked that O'Reilly and Fox release all victims from their non-disclosure agreements in order to "let the truth out". "It is cowardly to publicly attack these women knowing they have been subjected to contractual provisions requiring absolute silence".

O'Reilly would make other comments including to The Hollywood Reporter, which is cited in today's lawsuit. Bernstein now works for Conan O'Brien's Conaco production company.

"A History" author has time and again claimed that the harassment allegations that led to his ouster from the Fox News in April have no merit while adding that he resolved the matters privately just to protect his children.

Bernstein says the statement was false.

The suit also said that Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox falsely said in the story that there had never been any harassment complaints made against O'Reilly on a company hot line. In it, Bernstein was personally identified as a "young producer" who, in 2002, was allegedly verbally assaulted by O'Reilly in the Fox newsroom.

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