In a December letter, legal counselors for Juliet Huddy said that a long-term Fox News official, Jack Abernethy, had struck back against her professionally after she clarified that she was not interested in a personal relationship. Agents for Fox News and Bill O’Reilly rejected the assertions on Monday night. Fox News representative, Irena Briganti announced “The letter contains substantial falsehoods, which both men have vehemently denied.”
A TV host legal counselor that represents O’Reilly, Fredric S. Newman stated, “There is absolutely no basis for any claim of sexual harassment against Bill O’Reilly by Juliet Huddy.” Roger Ailes additionally prevented the charges from securing lewd behavior that immersed him and the television station during the previous summer. Huddy’s legal counselor from Wigdor L.L.P., Jeanne M. Christensen declined to remark.
Huddy made her charges known to Fox News in the letter her legal counselors sent to the system in August. The settlement was come to on Sept. 5, when the organization was concluding different assertions, incorporating one with Gretchen Carlson, the previous grapple whose inappropriate behavior suit constrained the flight of Ailes. The organization declined to make a comparable concurrence with Andrea Tantaros, another on-air identity, after she raised comparative dissensions about system officials. Therefore, Tantaros documented suit against the organization in August.
O’Reilly has a towering nearness at Fox News. He was near Ailes, who ran the system with unchallenged power, and his show created about $180 million in publicizing dollars in 2015, as indicated by Kantar Media, the promotion following firm. He was likewise seen by lower-level workers and program as a persuasive figure in the newsroom; he was the guard to broadcast appointment on his show, and his support could be essential to headway.