Monday, July 30, 2007

Bill O'Reilly: Utter Jerk, Complete Ass, or Just a Damn Fool?

On October 13, 2004, Andrea Mackris filed a lawsuit alleging that Bill O'Reilly had sexually harassed her over an extended period, including during periods when he was her boss at Fox News. If memory serves me, the suite was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum of money. But the papers filed with the New York court remain in the public domain. They can be found here. Below are some excepts from the court papers.

When Plaintiff responded that she never engaged in phone sex, Defendant BILL O'REILLY professed disbelief, and told her that the sexual stories he told were all based on his own experiences, such as when he received a massage in a cabana in Bali and the "little short brown woman" asked to see his penis and was "amazed." Defendant BILL O'REILLY then suggested that he tell Plaintiff the same sexual stories, which he knew she would "just love." Shocked and embarrassed, Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS informed Defendant in no uncertain terms that she was never experienced in nor interested in gaining experience in telephone sex. Defendant expressed disbelief.

[O'Reilly to Mackris, quote:] If you cross FOX NEWS CHANNEL, it's not just me, it's [FOX President] Roger Ailes who will go after you. I'm the street guy out front making loud noises about the issues, but Ailes operates behind the scenes, strategizes and makes things happen so that one day BAM! The person gets what's coming to them but never sees it coming. Look at Al Franken, one day he's going to get a knock on his door and life as he's known it will change forever. That day will happen, trust me.

[O'Reilly to Mackris, quote:] If any woman ever breathed a word I'll make her pay so dearly that she'll wish she'd never been born. I'll rake her through the mud, bring up things in her life and make her so miserable that she'll be destroyed. And besides, she wouldn't be able to afford the lawyers I can or endure it financially as long as I can. And nobody would believe her, it'd be her word against mine and who are they going to believe? Me or some unstable woman making outrageous accusations. They'd see her as some psycho, someone unstable. Besides, I'd never make the mistake of picking unstable crazy girls like that.

During the course of O'REILLY's telephone monologue on August 2, 2004, he suggested that Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS purchase a vibrator and name it, and that he had one "shaped like a cock with a little battery in it" that a woman had given him. It became apparent that Defendant was masturbating as he spoke. After he climaxed, Defendant O'REILLY said to Plaintiff: "I appreciate the fun phone call. You can have fun tonight. I'll appreciate it. I mean it.

[O'Reilly to Mackris, quote:]Well, if I took you down there then I'd want to take a shower with you right away, that would be the first thing I'd do ... yeah, we'd check into the room, and we would order up some room service and uh and you'd definitely get two wines into you as quickly as I could get into you I would get 'em into you ... maybe intravenously get those glasses of wine into you...

You would basically be in the shower and then I would come in and I'd join you and you would have your back to me and I would take that little loofa thing and kinda' soap up your back ... rub it all over you, get you to relax, hot water .... and um ... you know, you'd feel the tension drain out of you and uh you still would be with your back to me then I would kinda' put my arm -- it's one of those mitts those loofa mitts you know, so I got my hands in it ... and I would put it around front, kinda' rub your tummy a little bit with it, and then with my other hand I would start to massage your boobs, get your nipples really hard ... 'cuz I like that and you have really spectacular boobs....

So anyway I'd be rubbing your big boobs and getting your nipples really 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...

During the course of Defendant BILL O'REILLY's sexual rant, it became clear that he was using a vibrator upon himself, and that he ejaculated.

In his public persona, Bill O'Reilly is arguably America's best known and most vocal prude. But if his former employee's charges have any validity at all, he is, like many prudes, a closet pervert.

5 comments:

Brendan said...

You didn't mention the falafels, the loofahs and the fact that apparently these conversations were recorded.

"War on Christmas" . . . please, Bill . . .

Paul said...

I've edited the post to include those things now.

Kay said...

Utter jerk - yes.

Complete ass - yes.

Damn fool - yes.

Paul, you're three for three. Keep 'em coming.

Ashwin said...

The best way to quell Bill O'Reilly is to ignore him. When in Showbiz, that's the greatest shot of hemlock, no?

Eryn Leigh said...

Well, I don't know if it's the fact that these are transcribed telephone conversations, but I think he's not only a jerk, ass, and fool respectively, but he's not very good at talking dirty.

In all seriousness, who doesn't KNOW that someone they are having phone sex with is so NOT INTERESTED that they will end up pressing charges. That's not a bitter or guilty thing, that's pretty clearly a woman who did not appreciate the intention. Particularly if she was recording said phone calls.

I'm sure (although myself not into it) that phone sex and loofahs (falafels? what?!?) are fantastic for some. I don't think he's a horrible person for initiating said conversations. But it probably didn't take him long to figure out that it wasn't very consensual.