In an article about Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News, the New York Times team whose investigation set in motion the scandal that unseated him found that Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene had reportedly been ignored by a network executive when she requested a meeting to discuss harassment she had experienced from O'Reilly.
Near the end of the Times article by Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt discussing the events that led to O’Reilly’s departure, there was this (my emphases added):
The contributor, Jehmu Greene, said that she called Paul, Weiss on Wednesday to report inappropriate behavior by Mr. O’Reilly. Ms. Greene said she decided to call the firm after she received no response to an email she sent to a network executive more than a week ago to schedule a meeting to discuss her concerns.
Ms. Greene said instances of harassment occurred when she was a regular guest on the network but before she became a network contributor in November 2010. Ms. Greene disclosed her allegations to The Times in the fall but decided to go on the record this week.
She reported that in late 2007, Mr. O’Reilly told her that she should show more cleavage when she was in the makeup room.
About two years later, Ms. Greene was making an appearance on Mr. O’Reilly’s show. Before the segment, the two discussed a bet they had made for dinner. She had won the bet, but Mr. O’Reilly had never paid up.
Ms. Greene said that Mr. O’Reilly then told her that while she might want to “break his bank” with the restaurant choice, he “was more interested in breaking my back.”
“I don’t think that these comments were focused from a sexual standpoint,” Ms. Greene said. “I think they were more of a power standpoint to put me in my place.”
Representatives for 21st Century Fox and Mr. O’Reilly did not immediately respond to requests for comment about Ms. Greene’s comments.
So even as Fox claims a “consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect,” it did not respond to Greene’s concerns in that regard.
Also, let’s not forget that Fox still faces a racial discrimination lawsuit from three African American women. Nor should we forget that O’Reilly’s henchman in harassment, Jesse Watters, got a promotion today.
Watch Greene battle Tucker Carlson, O’Reilly’s replacement, as he repeatedly and baselessly suggested she might be anti-white – on Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2017.
The letches at Fox News need to leave the ’60s and join the 21st century. Done are the days of [white] men asking women to fetch coffee, lay on the casting couch, and dress for their boners.