Fox News parent 21st Century Fox says it is bringing in a law firm to investigate a sexual harassment claim against its anchor Bill O’Reilly. Several companies pull their ads from his top-rated news show in the past week.
The investigation comes after the latest complaint was phoned in to the network’s hotline by Wendy Walsh, a former regular guest on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor TV show. Walsh and her lawyer posted the call on YouTube.
“21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters,” the company said in a statement.
Walsh, a psychologist and radio host, claimed O’Reilly reneged on an offer to secure her a lucrative job on the network after she declined his invitation to join him in his hotel suite.