Bill O'Reilly hears voices in his head. I know you figured as much, but he just confirmed it.
The Fox News host says his forthcoming book isn't religious per se: He "admits that some of his facts directly contradict the Bible, and he stands by them," 60 Minutes reports. "All of the ideas come to me in the middle of the night," Bill O'Reilly explains. "One night I just woke up and went, Killing. Jesus. And I believe, because I'm a Catholic, that comes from the Holy Spirit." How the Holy Spirit knew he'd already written books called Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy is just another mystery of the universe.
The Holy Ghost told him to support the Iraq war and the Virgin Mary told him that Andrea Mackris was available to be loofah'ed.
Andrea Mackris: Mainly the last time I had spoken to Bill and when this inappropriate conversation had happened, the last time, he said it was going to be in person. And, ummm...I felt extremely threatened for many reasons..
Mackris lawsuit settled out of court:
Sources told the Daily News that O'Reilly will have to pay Andrea Mackris at least $2 million - and possibly as much as $10 million. Under the deal, Mackris will drop the sexual harassment suit she filed against the talk-show host and Fox. O'Reilly and his Fox bosses, in turn, will forget about the extortion suit they filed against Mackris and her lawyer.
Bill O'Reilly settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by his former producer last night, ending what he called a "brutal ordeal" without an apology.
The Fox News talk show host also agreed to drop his extortion suit against Andrea Mackris and her attorney, Benedict Morelli, according to a statement by O'Reilly's lawyer. The deal likely involves payment of millions of dollars to Mackris, since the two sides were discussing an offer of well over $2 million when negotiations broke down, say sources close to O'Reilly. Both parties agreed to keep the details confidential, according to the statement.
Much of the criticism of O'Reilly, 55, has centered on his role as a moralist who has lectured about too much sex in pop culture and has just published a children's book in which he warns boys against treating girls abusively. But he has had little to say on the subject since Mackris, 33, who is still employed by Fox, went public with her charges. O'Reilly even canceled several scheduled television interviews.
Fox believed Mackris had tape recordings of the long, highly detailed conversations alleged in the suit, but Morelli never confirmed that, saying only that they had concrete evidence. O'Reilly and his attorney, Ronald Green, never denied that the Fox commentator had used such language, but said he never broke the law and questioned whether Mackris was truly offended or was taking words and phrases out of context.