Former Fox News influencer Bill O’Reilly is being ridiculed on Twitter for going after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he announced his resignation in the wake of a major sexual harassment scandal.
O’Reilly, who was fired from Fox News after years of sexual harassment allegations and settlements that cost the conservative network millions of dollars, tried to score some attention by taking on Twitter to mock Cuomo over his alleged sexual misconduct.
“Like Cuomo, many of the loudest woke voices have quiet resumes that are appalling; especially in the media and in Hollywood,” O’Reilly wrote.
Of course, of all people who could make fun of Cuomo, O’Reilly isn’t one of them.
During his stint at Fox News, he went to extreme lengths to threaten his accusers. One settlement between O’Reilly and ex-producer Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond reveals the women “were required to turn over all evidence [of sexual harassment], including audio recordings and diaries, to Mr. O’Reilly. In addition, Ms. Mackris was required to disclaim the materials ‘as counterfeit and forgeries’ if they ever became public.”
Of the settlements that are public, it cost the network and the host about $45 million, the New York Times reported in 2018.
So, those online seeing O’Reilly’s tweet couldn’t help but remind him of his own well-documented past sexual harassment and urged him to sit this one out.
See O’Reilly’s tweet and some of the responses below:
Like Cuomo, many of the loudest woke voices have quiet resumes that are appalling; especially in the media and in Hollywood.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) August 10, 2021
Sit this one out trash pic.twitter.com/lO0P6DKfkx
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) August 10, 2021
Said the guy who paid 45 Million dollars to settle sexual harassment allegations against him. Sit this one out
— Republicans against Trumpism (@RpsAgainstTrump) August 10, 2021
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 10, 2021
You paid $32 million in a settlement over sexual harassment. Sit this one out.
— Miranda Yaver, PhD (@mirandayaver) August 10, 2021
You mean like this person?: pic.twitter.com/9agAj3o6eh
— Neo! (@Neoonecattorul1) August 10, 2021
5 women received settlement payouts after accusing O'Reilly of harassment or verbal abuse.
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) August 10, 2021
Are you the pot or the kettle in this scenario?
— Whimsy from Gravity Falls (@FromWhimsy) August 10, 2021
Hi, let’s not talk about appalling resumes, because… well. You know. The thing. And the other thing. All the things.
— derek 🍔🍔🍔 (@tweetdecider) August 10, 2021
You might wanna sit this one out, Billy boy. pic.twitter.com/M2vs4oqypX
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) August 10, 2021
Irony died today
— Scott 🇺🇸⚾️🏈🏀 🏌🏻♂️🎣 🌊 (@scott68ca) August 10, 2021
Yes, sexual harassment is appalling https://t.co/YbTV2IiHOb
— Erik Halvorsen (@erikhalvorsen18) August 10, 2021
I'm thinking anybody who has a history of paying off sexual harassment allegations should probably sit this one out.
— Emily (@EmySueHoward) August 10, 2021