Dr. Wendy Walsh Talks about Sexual Harassment

KFI's own Dr. Wendy Walsh is mentioned in this New  York Times piece about Bill O'Reilly and the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, and the ensuing settlements that have followed.

$13 million has been paid so far to five woman who accused the Fox News star of sexual harassment.  The settlements involved a caveat that the women who were paid could not speak about the settlements in any way.  Dr. Wendy, having experienced a situation of her own with O'Reilly, has not sued him, has not filed a complaint and is not interested in any financial compensation. She just feels the need to speak out for the women who settled their cases and no longer have a voice, for the women who may have experienced the same kind of behavior but are afraid to speak out and for the women who may be experiencing some kind of harassment now in their place of work.  

Here is part of the New York Times piece that mentions Dr. Wendy.

Ms. Walsh, the former guest on Mr. O’Reilly’s show, said his offer to make her a contributor never materialized after she declined an invitation to go to his hotel suite after a dinner in 2013. “I feel bad that some of these old guys are using mating strategies that were acceptable in the 1950s and are not acceptable now,” she said. “I hope young men can learn from this.”

She said romantic relationships at the workplace “should never happen when there is an imbalance of power and colleagues shouldn’t unwittingly be manipulated into obtaining sex for somebody.”

Dr. Wendy joined bill this morning to discuss the issue further, and the 'cease-and-desist' letter she received from O'Reilly's attorneys. 

The New York Times printed the statement from Fox News regarding this issue:

“21st Century Fox takes matters of workplace behavior very seriously. Notwithstanding the fact that no current or former Fox News employee ever took advantage of the 21st Century Fox hotline to raise a concern about Bill O’Reilly, even anonymously, we have looked into these matters over the last few months and discussed them with Mr. O’Reilly. While he denies the merits of these claims, Mr. O’Reilly has resolved those he regarded as his personal responsibility. Mr. O’Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News.”

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