Bill O'Reilly Is Being Sued For Defamation By A Woman Who Settled A Harassment Claim

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A woman who settled a harassment claim against Bill O'Reilly filed a lawsuit against the former Fox News host, claiming he violated their settlement by disparaging her in the press.

The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, accuses O'Reilly and Fox News of defamation and breach of contract stemming from a 2002 settlement between them and former Fox News producer Rachel Witlieb Bernstein.

According to the suit, the settlement agreement provided that the parties would not disparage each other and that, if asked, the parties would say that “the matter has been resolved.”

Fox News fired its famed host in April amid several sexual harassment allegations against him. O'Reilly has denied the claims.

“In fact, Mr. O’Reilly is the liar,” the lawsuit reads. “He mistreated Ms. Bernstein. She was forced out of her job at Fox News and paid a settlement because of his mistreatment.”

Fox News didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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