A woman who was a producer at Fox News has filed a lawsuit against former Fox News Channel personality Bill O’Reilly, the AP reports.
The ex-producer claims O’Reilly violated a confidentiality agreement that was part of a 2002 settlement.
“The woman, Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, said O’Reilly defamed her by falsely suggesting publicly that claims against him were motivated by politics and money. Bernstein had complained about abuse, non-sexual in nature, by O’Reilly when she worked at Fox,” the story reports. “She said Fox and O’Reilly misled the public by claiming that no one complained to a Fox hotline about his behavior. She said she talked repeatedly to bosses about O’Reilly’s actions, but there was no hotline in place at the time of the incidents.”
The suit was filed today in federal court in Manhattan.