The terms of the sexual harassment settlement agreements with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly have come to light for the first time, as a judge in a defamation case against him denied his motion to seal the agreements. And boy, are they totally not weird!
The settlement with Andrea Mackris, one of three plaintiffs in a suit against O’Reilly, appears to have required her and her lawyers to lie and say that if any of the materials from the suit became public, they were required to “disclaim them as counterfeit or forgeries.”
A motion filed today by the plaintiffs alleges that this included lying under oath or in legal proceedings. Yep, that seems normal to me, very normal to require women to lie under oath about the evidence they have of you being a disgusting turtle man.
Mackris, of course, is the unfortunate soul to whom O’Reilly fantasized about showering with and—well, let’s let O’Reilly’s words speak for themselves:
So anyway I’d be rubbing your big boobs and getting your nipples hard, kinda’ kissing your neck from behind... and then I would take the other hand with the falafel [sic] thing and I’d put it on your pussy but you’d have to do it really light, just kind of a tease business....
Just a normal man, and his normal sexual harassment settlements.