Bill O’Reilly Plans to Sue Ex-Wife for $10 Million, Accuses Her of Cheating

J.K. Trotter · 05/23/16 02:20PM

Bill O’Reilly’s legal battle against his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy appeared to be over earlier this year when a panel of three appellate justices unanimously granted McPhilmy residential custody of the ex-couple’s two children. According to court documents filed late last month, however, O’Reilly intends to sue McPhilmy for $10 million on charges of misleading him about the terms of their separation agreement. In the same papers, the Fox News host accuses McPhilmy of using the proceeds of their separation to underwrite an affair with another man. And he wants the entire lawsuit to proceed in secret.

Court Transcripts: Bill O’Reilly’s Daughter Saw Him “Choking Her Mom”

J.K. Trotter · 05/20/15 02:00PM

Gawker has obtained partial transcripts from the custody trial at the center of Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s vicious dispute with his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy. The documents, which record testimony given last year, confirm that the ex-couple’s teenage daughter told a court-appointed forensic examiner that she witnessed O’Reilly “choking her mom” as he “dragged her down some stairs” by the neck. The same transcripts also reveal that O’Reilly—who famously settled a lurid sexual harassment claim from one of his young female producers—told his daughter that her mother is an “adulterer”; that he struggles to control his rage around his family; and that his daughter regards him as an absentee father.

How Bill O'Reilly Tried to Get His Wife's Boyfriend Investigated By the Cops

John Cook · 08/30/11 10:36AM

Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home. So O'Reilly did what any concerned husband would do: He pulled strings to get the police department's internal affairs unit to investigate one of their own for messing with the wrong man's lady.

Police Find More Human Remains on Long Island

Max Read · 04/11/11 06:53PM

Bodies just keep turning up on Long Island, where police are searching for a serial killer (who is "maybe" a cop himself) believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least four prostitutes. Today, a police dog uncovered a bag stuffed with "upper and lower extremities" about three miles from where the police had found the first four bodies (not to be confused with the second set of four bodies, none of which has been identified and may not even be the work of the same killer, although, come on); a few hours later, cops uncovered a human skull, which would—if the skull and the "upper and lower extremities" didn't belong to the same person—bring the total number of bodies uncovered to ten. [NYT; image via AP]