Bill O’Reilly might need to clean up his own fatherhood act before he continues lecturing African Americans on the subject.
On Monday, I wrote that court transcripts from O’Reilly’s custody case (which he just lost) included testimony that O’Reilly’s daughter witnessed her father dragging her mother down a staircase by her neck.
A new report from Gawker has more details:
Gawker has obtained partial transcripts from the custody trial at the center of Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s vicious dispute with his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy. The documents, which record testimony given last year, confirm that the ex-couple’s teenage daughter told a court-appointed forensic examiner that she witnessed O’Reilly “choking her mom” as he “dragged her down some stairs” by the neck. The same transcripts also reveal that O’Reilly—who famously settled a lurid sexual harassment claim from one of his young female producers—told his daughter that her mother is an “adulterer”; that he struggles to control his rage around his family; and that his daughter regards him as an absentee father.
… It is unclear whether McPhilmy, who has subsequently remarried, ever committed adultery. There is plenty of publicly available evidence—thanks to a 2004 sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox News producer Andrea Mackris—that O’Reilly engaged in lewd, highly sexual behavior with at least one other woman while he was married to McPhilmy. O’Reilly reached an out-of-court settlement with Mackris, but not before she filed an incredible 22-page affidavit detailing the precise methods of O’Reilly’s harassment, including transcripts from phone conversations in which the anchor insisted Mackris masturbate with a vibrator, bragged about attending “a sex show in Thailand,” and promised to fondle her vagina using a “falafel thing.”
Another portion of the transcript shows that the daughter regarded O’Reilly—who has sanctimoniously and repeatedly criticized the “black community” for failing to parent children appropriately—as an absentee father.
In some of his past rants about African Americans, O’Reilly has criticized President Obama for not paying enough attention or not doing a public service ad about the “disintegration of the African American family.”
Wouldn’t it be hilarious if President Obama – even an SNL version – called up O’Reilly to give him some tips on being a good family man?
O’Reilly caricature by DonkeyHotey
Too bad SNL wrapped up its latest season last Saturday (5/16). By the time the show returns, this will effectively be “yesterday’s news.” And, unfortunately, there’s not really any other program with enough of an audience to pack the same kind of punch.
As an aside, even if there were, it’s unlikely that such a bit would air since you put it out there as a suggestion for fear of a plagiarism lawsuit.
I am ready for his dragging.
Damn, 2015 has been a very bad year for BOR so far but, you know, you reap what you sow and BOR’s bad behavior has finally caught up with him. I do feel sorry for the kids though – having your family break apart is hard and giving testimony against your own Dad can’t be easy (even when he deserves to be called out as appears to be the case here).
Oh, and BOR, you blathering sanctimonious hypocrite, you can STFU about the decline of the African-American family now. You’ve been discredited by facts in many instances and now you’ve been discredited by you own familial situation.