19 Apr 2017 04:45 PM EST
-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Bill O'Reilly (Image Source: Screenshot)
It seems these days there should be such a thing as a "serial sexual harasser."
If there was such a thing, there could be an argument made over Bill O'Reilly's inclusion in this category.
He picked up yet another accuser, and with that swirling around him, Fox News has yanked him off air permanently.
Attorney Lisa Bloom, who is also representing another of the newsman's accusers, has stated that O'Reilly would leer at a Fox News clerical worker who is African-American and referred to her as "hot chocolate."
"He would never talk to her, not even hello, except to grunt at her like a wild boar," said Bloom. "He would leer at her. He would always do this when no one else was around, and she was scared."
Three witnesses have corroborated the woman's story.
"She's not asking for any money," claims Bloom. "She just wants them to know her story."
"She was afraid if she told him to knock it off, she'd get fired," explained the attorney. "Now that she's aware this is all in the news, she's decided to phone in a complaint to the Fox News hotline."
Another complaint was phoned in regarding O'Reilly last week by Dr. Wendy Walsh via a YouTube video.
The heat seems to be mounting on O'Reilly. Tuesday Wall Street Journal, a periodical that is owned by News Corp, reported that Fox News was getting ready to cut ties with the conservative newsman, and a decision could be made this week.
Making it almost seem like an obituary for The O'Reilly Factor, Matt Drudge tweeted, "O'Reilly has had tremendous run. Very few in the business get to decide when and how things end. Media is most brutal of all industries ..."
And on Tuesday, sexual assault survivors protested outside Fox News, demanding that O'Reilly be fired.
"Hey hey, ho ho, Bill O'Reilly's got to go," the protestors recited.
They were holding signs demanding his dismissal, such as "Fox: Fire Sexual Predator Bill O'Reilly," and protesting sex crimes as a whole, such as, "Talk to me about revolution and a world without rape!!"
"It is outrageous that Fox News is even considering whether or not they should fire Bill O'Reilly. It's not a question," said Melissa Quesinberry of NOW-NYC during a speech at the protest.
"We have a man in the highest position of power right now – our president – who is a serial sexual predator who came out and said, immediately without hearing the details of what's going on with this Bill O'Reilly scandal, that he did nothing wrong, that he was a nice guy.
"Well, that's not the story that we're hearing from all of these women," she concluded. "So by not condemning this behavior, Fox News is elevating it to a pervasive level, demonstrating to all of their employees that this is acceptable, that it is expected and allowed. It is not."
By midday on Wednesday, O'Reilly's time at Fox News was done. New York magazine citied anonymous sources that said the conservative news network decided it was time to let him go.
With this news still new, it's unknown how Fox News is going to handle O'Reilly's exist, whether he'll be allowed to make a return to his show to provide a proper exist or if he is done for good.
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