In April of this year, iconic Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly was fired from the network following Perquita Burgess’ allegations that O’Reilly made sexual comments to her.
More recently O’Reilly said that the investigators he hired have discovered “an amazing amount of things” regarding the people who accused him of sexual harassment, via The Daily Caller.
“When I left Fox News I told my audience that no one was mistreated on my watch for 20 years and that this was a political hit job–well-financed, well-organized, and that is the truth,” said O’Reilly bout a Newsmax report in an interview with WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall.” “So I immediately hired an investigative team and we’ve come up with an amazing amount of things and I applaud Newsmax.com for their investigation and coming up with what they came up with,” he said. “And now over the next few months we will start to tell the American people what a political hit job is and how dangerous this is to our democracy.”
Earlier that same month, The New York Times released an article regarding sexual harassment accusations O’Reilly reportedly made to several other women.
Perquita’s claims eventually proved fatal for O’Reilly’s career as the supposedly inappropriate remarks he made to her led to O’Reilly’s removal from Fox, reported Newsmax.
“I had no idea who this woman was,” O’Reilly said for Newsmax. O’Reilly denied having had any discussion with her.
“So when it came out, it was stunning,” he said.
The day after O’Reilly’s removal, Burgess went public with her statements on a broadcast of ABC News’ ‘The View.’
“Looking good there, girl!” Burgess claimed O’Reilly had told her, suggesting the legendary host called her on one occasion ‘hot chocolate.’
A police report from February 11, 2015, tells of Burgess’ arrest for making a false police report and obstructing a court order.
The police file says that Burgess called the police, telling them that her boyfriend had allegedly hit her with a gun in the face. The police said that when the responded to the incident, Burgess ‘appeared intoxicated.’
“I asked Ms. Burgess where the gun was that she was struck with in the face, she replied there is no gun. I again asked her where the gun was, and if she had been assaulted. Ms. Burgess stated there was no gun, and he didn’t assault me!” said the officer who made the arrest.
Burgess’ boyfriend told the authorities that she had threatened him to call “the cops saying you hit me with a gun!”
The police document says that Perquita was detained for filing a false felony report and for violating a personal protection order.
Burgess’ lawyer Lisa Bloom admits to the police report involving her client, but said that Burgess and her ex-boyfriend “both believe the charges were based on a misunderstanding and were not pursued by the police or prosecutors.”
In yet another file, a user on the social media believed to be Burgess wrote on Twitter on November 24, 2012: “… up until 10 years ago Laurence Fishburne could get every oz. of my hot chocolate.”
“Ms. Burgess has used many terms to refer to herself, including on occasion ‘bitch’ and the N word. That does not give others – especially her superiors in her workplace – permission to use offensive language about her,” said Bloom in response to the tweet.
Considering Burgess’ history of unreliable and dishonorable behavior, O’Reilly might’ve been right in saying that the media had smeared him without therefore properly examining the background of his accusers.
“The press just printed everything she said,” said O’Reilly. “She’s on ‘The View,’ and nobody’s even checking her out? I mean, come on.”
“This is why people use the term witch hunt,” he added.