Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly said Thursday he and a former producer of his talk show have agreed to settle their legal dispute over her allegations of sexual harassment, and his accusations that she was trying to shake him down.
"This brutal ordeal is now officially over, and I will never speak of it again," he said on his talk show, "The O'Reilly Factor."
Andrea Mackris, 33, who was a producer on the show, filed a lawsuit against the top-rated TV host Oct. 13, alleging O'Reilly made a series of explicit phone calls to her, advised her to use a vibrator and telling her about sexual fantasies involving her.
Earlier that day, O'Reilly, 55 and married with two children, had filed a lawsuit accusing Mackris and her lawyer of trying to extort $60 million in "hush money" to make the case quietly go away.
From this day forward, any republican who dares to invoke the name "Monica", shall have "Mackris" thrown back in their face.
Filthy hippocrates... O'Reilly went far beyond the realm of the consensual, and into the realm of abuse. The fact that he only had to pay off his accuser makes me sick.
What's next? Is FOX gonna give Michael Jackson a prime time show?