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Fox employee says Bill O’Reilly appeared to be ‘masturbating’ when talking on the phone with her

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In the past year, multiple Fox News anchors have reported extreme, ongoing sexual harassment by former network CEO Roger Ailes, leading to his ouster from the network. But Ailes doesn’t appear to be the only perpetrator of abuse at Fox.

The New York Times reports that a letter by lawyers for former Fox employee Juliet Huddy alleges Bill O’Reilly and co-President of Fox Jack Abernathy sexually harassed her, then tried to sabotage her career when she refused their advances. After the bad press generated by sexual harassment claims made against Ailes, executives agreed to a quiet settlement with Huddy to prevent a lawsuit, the Times reports.

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O’Reilly was not exactly a paragon of professionalism, according to the letter, which claimed he once greeted Huddy in a hotel room in his boxer shorts and occasionally sounded “as if he was masturbating” when he called her on the phone. A Fox News spokesperson told the Times the letter contained falsehoods, but did not appear to dispute that there was a settlement.

O’Reilly has been accused of sexually harassing female employees before, including the famed “falafel” incident, in which Fear Factor associate producer Andrea Mackris claimed O’Reilly shared steamy fantasies about “the falafel thing.”


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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

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All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days

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CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."

Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.

The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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