After getting hit with a slew of sexual harassment claims last year, Fox News quietly settled for hundreds of thousands of dollars after a host accused Bill O'Reilly of frequently making inappropriate phone calls and once trying to forcefully kiss her, a recent report claims. Juliet Huddy, who used to be a regular on "The O'Reilly Factor," claimed in a formal lawsuit threat obtained by LawNewz that she was booted from the primetime show "in retaliation for rebuffing Mr. O'Reilly's advances" — despite having "one of the highest rated segments. Huddy, 47, said in the suit notice that she was thereafter transferred to Fox 5 New York, where she was given a a. Huddy sent the six-page notice in early September and received a settlement in "the high six figures" within a matter of days, according to in-house sources. She then abruptly resigned from the network, claiming in a departure letter that it was time "to move on and shake things up. Huddy's September letter contains lurid details about how O'Reilly allegedly tried to kiss her when she visited his Long Island home. It also claims that there was some sort of incident at a New York City hotel after she went to "return a room key," in addition to O'Reilly frequently making sexually charged comments while on the phone with her.
Juliet Huddy: "Overall I thought it was entertaining."
Megyn Kelly: "Wanting it to stop, but feeling powerless."
Megyn Kelly played by Charlize Theron with some uncanny facial prosthetic work wrote about the unwanted sexual advances of Ailes in a memoir titled Settle for More , which was released in November of Like Pospisil, Carr is also a fictionalized addition to the Fox newsroom. The two were married in with Rudy Giuliani presiding over the wedding , and then Roger made Beth the publisher of two local newspapers he purchased just for her, the Putnam County News and Recorder and the Putnam County Courier. Beth Ailes stayed married to Roger throughout the tumultuous events of , all the way up to his death a year later. The three people with whom Kelly works closest in Bombshell are fictionalized characters, meant to provide a sounding board as she decides whether or not to speak out against Ailes. Pirro had a show on the CW starting in that earned her a daytime Emmy Award, but made a home for herself at Fox News in with a show that still runs to this day. Bureau Chief Brian Wilson. In , Wilson publicly denied the charges and was promoted by Fox.
Fox News alumna Megyn Kelly filmed her emotional reaction to seeing Bombshell for the first time, and uploaded it to YouTube where the minute clip has already garnered thousands of views. The Jay Roach-directed film, which was nominated for two Golden Globe awards, partially fictionalizes Roger Ailes' downfall at Fox News after dozens of female employees at the network came forward with accusations of his sexual misconduct. Kelly was one of those women, and in the film she's portrayed by an almost unrecognizable Charlize Theron, who is predicted to pick up an Oscar nod for Best Actress when nominees are announced next week. During the interview, Kelly revealed what moments the movie got wrong. The first, she said, is the implication that her questions for Donald Trump at the GOP presidential debate were run by the Murdoch family. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women? Fourth is a scene involving Kelly and Huddy on a Fox News set. In the movie, Briganti, played by Brooke Smith, tells Ailes she can't leak bad press.
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail. The producers behind the upcoming Fox News expose Bombshell are revealing that they spoke to 20 individuals who have connections to Fox News before starting work on the upcoming film. That non-disclosure agreement did not stop Juliet Huddy however, who shared her story with screenwriter Charles Randolph. Huddy later disputed speaking to Randolph prior to filming and said that they met after the movie was shot and that she had no hand in the production.