It looks like Gawker has BillO dead to rights on the whole spousal abuse allegation and custody issue thing. It turns out BillO has some anger management issues, was an absentee father, and abused his then-wife in front of his daughter.
O'Reilly tried to get around all of this with vague denials, but Gawker got their hands on court transcripts.
Gawker first reported the domestic violence allegations against O’Reilly on Monday, citing a source familiar with the case. In response, O’Reilly provided a vague statement to Politico: “All allegations against me in these circumstances are 100% false. I am going to respect the court-mandated confidentiality put in place to protect my children and will not comment any further.” The transcripts we’ve acquired will help O’Reilly’s fans and critics alike judge that statement for themselves.
What a pig. No one believes that denial except people already in denial.
In the summer of 2014, the Nassau County Supreme Court justice overseeing the O’Reilly-McPhilmy custody dispute assigned a Manhattan psychologist named Larry Cohen to interview and assess each member of the family: Bill O’Reilly, Maureen McPhilmy, and their son and daughter. Cohen produced evaluations of their individual interviews and later testified in court about what he observed. The transcripts below draw from the cross-examination of Cohen at the Nassau County Supreme Court by McPhilmy’s attorney, Casey Greenfield (who has had her own struggles with an errant father). Also present in the court room were O’Reilly’s attorney, Bernard Clair, and the independent attorney assigned to represent both children, Barbara Kopman.
At one point, Greenfield asked Cohen, who was under oath, whether his investigation had turned up any evidence of domestic violence in the O’Reilly-McPhilmy household. (Note: In this transcript, O’Reilly and McPhilmy’s daughter is identified as “M.”)
Q: In the course of your meetings with the children, did either of them describe any incidents of domestic violence between their parents?
A: Yes.Q: And who was that?
A: M. reported—having seeing an incident where I believe she said her dad was choking her mom or had his hands around her neck and dragged her down some stairs.
MR. CLAIR: Your Honor, to the extent that that incident as alleged may have predated the signing of the agreement.
THE COURT: Counsel. Counsel, she asked the question, we got the answer. Let’s move on.
Oh, and this prince of a guy went out of his way to tell his daughter her mother was 'an adulterer' too.
According to a different part of the transcript, Cohen revealed that the daughter claimed that O’Reilly—identified as “Mr. Anonymous”—told her that her mother is an “adulterer.” O’Reilly’s daughter was 15 at the time of the testimony.
It's all about Billo. No thought for what impact something like that would have on a teenage girl at all.
I have nothing but contempt for people like this. I watched that scene play out in my own life and know just how terrifying it is. You never really know what you'll come home to. Will he be pissy and ready to punch the next moving human within reach, or will he be drunk, or will he be calm? It's a shitty way to live.