Bill O’Reilly says that his lawyers have listened to a tape in which a lawyer allegedly offered a woman $200,000 to accuse Trump of sexual harassment. He didn’t name the lawyer or the accuser, but this story is very familiar. On November 3rd, just days before last year’s election, there was a story going around that Gloria Allred bribed Summer Zervos to accuse Trump of inappropriate behavior. The figure at that time was $500,000 but Charles C. Johnson of Got News never provided any proof.
(Editor’s note: As of this writing, Snopes calls the claim “unproven.”)
O’Reilly says that he never actually heard the tape but his lawyers have. He says they have been trying to convince the owner of the tape to make it public. To date they have not been convinced to release the recording. If true, the lawyer would be suspended or terminated. The accuser would also face criminal charges and by rights, Trump could sue them for defamation.
According to the Daily Caller:
O’Reilly told Newsmax that a tape exists where a female attorney offers $200,000 to a woman to accuse Trump of sexual harassment before the election.
He said, “It exists. We have urged the person who has the tape to hand it over to the U.S. attorney, because my investigative team believes there are three separate crimes on the audio tape.”
O’Reilly added, “it’s related to my situation.”
The former Fox News host admits that he does not have the tape. However, he claims his lawyers have heard it.
Both O’Reilly and Trump have been the subjects of sexual harassment allegations over the past year. In the month before the election, several women came forward against President Trump, accusing him of harassment.
O’Reilly was taken down from his longtime Fox News primetime position in April following revelations the network had settled a number of sexual harassment claims. The New York Times revealed that Fox News paid around $13 million to former employees who accused O’Reilly of harassment.
All the other accusers went away after the election but one didn’t. Guess who? Summer Zervos, and Gloria Allred is still her attorney. It will be interesting to see if it turns out to be these two. Now that it’s out in the open, the pressure to release the audio recording will increase greatly.
It seems Gloria Allred always seems to find women who claim to have been sexually harassed just days before an election. And all of them disappear right after the election. Could this be why? And don’t forget that her daughter, Lisa Bloom, was Harvey Weinstein’s first lawyer over charges of harassment. Who knows, maybe Mommy scolded her over that one, causing her to drop Weinstein shortly thereafter. Of course, I’m just speculating here…
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