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Judge Tosses Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill O’Reilly, Fox

A New York federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Fox News Channel producer that claimed Fox News, its parent company 21st Century Fox and Bill O’Reilly breached a 2002 settlement agreement.

The producer, Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, one of several women who reached settlement agreements stemming from alleged sexual harassment from O’Reilly, claimed in her original suit filed in December 2017 that O’Reilly violated those settlements by speaking publicly and disparagingly about the accusations, that following a New York Times piece earlier that year revealing O’Reilly and FNC paid out around $13 million to blunt lawsuits over the now-fired host’s actions over the years.

Read the source article at Deadline

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