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Bill O'Reilly accused of assaulting his ex-wife in front of his daughter

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jbug617

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http://gawker.com/bill-o-reilly-acc...m_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
According to a source familiar with the facts of the case, a court-appointed forensic examiner testified at a closed hearing that O’Reilly’s daughter claimed to have witnessed her father dragging McPhilmy down a staircase by her neck, apparently unaware that the daughter was watching. The precise date of the alleged incident is unclear, but appears to have occurred before the couple separated in 2010. The same source indicated that the daughter, who is 16 years old, told the forensic examiner about the incident within the past year.

The apparent domestic violence assault would be the latest in a series of revelations about O’Reilly’s disturbing treatment of his family members, and his ex-wife in particular.

Other incidents involving his ex-wife:

O’Reilly and McPhilmy separated in April 2010, after which McPhilmy began dating a Nassau County Police detective named Jeffrey Gross. Upon learning of their relationship, as Gawker reported in 2011, O’Reilly called up his high-placed connections within the NCPD to have something done about Gross. Since O’Reilly was helping raise money for the department’s associated charity, the Nassau County Police Department Foundation, his calls sparked an internal affairs investigation into Gross and his relationship with McPhilmy—an incredible waste of police resources, and a devious way of getting back at McPhilmy by harassing her new boyfriend.

While all of this was going on, as Gawker reported in March 2013, O’Reilly was trying to get McPhilmy excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church, in which the couple married in 1996. McPhilmy even received a letter from her local parish, another Long Island institution where O’Reilly enjoys influence, admonishing her for taking communion. (In the Church, divorcing and remarrying is considered a grave offense to God.) At the same time, O’Reilly was seeking a formal annulment—a procedure most commonly sought for marriages that last less than a year—for his and McPhilmy’s 15-year-long matrimony.
 
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Must have been listening to hip hop again.
 

Skel1ingt0n

I can't *believe* these lazy developers keep making file sizes so damn large. Btw, how does technology work?
I feel like Gawker has really been on a roll, lately, with these high-profile accusations; and their sourcing is pretty lax.

Not saying it couldn't be true. If it is, that's terrible and he'll hopefully get what he deserves. But, innocent until proven guilty and all that...
 

jonezer4

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I doubt the veracity of this. He's always seemed like a level headed guy that could maintain his cool to me.

FUCK IT! WE'LL DO IT LIVE!
 
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Deleted member 1235

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I want to believe this is true, but if I do, do I have to believe the thing about Louis, too? :(
yes. but the louis one is less bad
What thing about Louis? Sorry, I have been out of the loop.
he asked two girls if he could jack it in front of them, they gave him the thumbs up, so he did. but then they were like 'wtf' went to leave and he stood in front of the door while he finished.

also reported by gawker with no concrete sources
 
Fist goes up, fist comes down. You can't explain that.

 
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Regardless of whether this is true, it's interesting to hear he's divorced considering how much he likes to preach about stable households to others.
 

antonz

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seems like for stuff like this Gawker should be in thread title. Hard to take much of anything they say serious
 
Nobody is perfect, but for someone who comes across as extremely self-righteous when you hear him speak, it seems ironic that (if the story is true) in reality O'reilley is so lacking in actual righteousness.
 

Jackpot

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While all of this was going on, as Gawker reported in March 2013, O’Reilly was trying to get McPhilmy excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church, in which the couple married in 1996. McPhilmy even received a letter from her local parish, another Long Island institution where O’Reilly enjoys influence, admonishing her for taking communion. (In the Church, divorcing and remarrying is considered a grave offense to God.) At the same time, O’Reilly was seeking a formal annulment—a procedure most commonly sought for marriages that last less than a year—for his and McPhilmy’s 15-year-long matrimony.

If this didn't result in him being shamed in public than it's unlikely this new stuff will.
 
A+ Journalism.

Do we need a new scandal/outrage every day so badly that we've resorted to manufacturing them or banking them for ten years to pull out when somebody does something newsworthy?

Trevor Noah is the new Daily Show host... let's create a scandal based on years-old tweets!
Louis CK is hosting SNL finale... let's create a scandal based on years-old info!
Bill O'Really is getting twitter buzz for hiphop rant... let's create a scandal based on years old info!

It's so obvious what's going on: Click Bait. So tired of this garbage. I'm so over outrage and scandals because they've made me desensitized.
 

wildfire

Banned
I'm sure his audience will flee in droves, just like Rush Limbaugh's did when he was revealed to be a drug addict.

We don't know if this true. I will wait until more sources come along but this will affect his viewership since it allegedly was only 5 years ago and people generally frown on male on female abuse unlike drugs.
 

Volimar

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I love the qualifier "in front of his daughter" since everyone knows you're only suppose to assault your wife in private.
 

Stinkles

Clothed, sober, cooperative
Yeah fuck this person to one up my dad. That'll show him disagreeing with me.

Or, "I know he's a temperamental hypocrite and liar who has done real harm to American political discourse and I hope this makes my dad examine his allegiances and intellectually dishonest belief system ?"
 

Novocaine

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Fist goes in, fist goes out. You can't explain that!

Fuck this guy if this is true.


edit: beaten to the punchline:(
 
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