Who Is Juliet Huddy? And How Does She Know Bill O’Reilly?

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Juliet Huddy departed the Fox News network at the end of the summer after being at the network for almost 20 years. We are just learning, Huddy reached a settlement with Fox over claims of sexual harassment from The Factor host Bill O’Reilly, the network’s most popular show.

Huddy, who is actually Roger Ailes’ goddaughter, also claimed that she was sexually harassed by Jack Abernethy, who was named co-President after Ailes was ousted.

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LawNewz first reported on the settlement, which came before the 47-year-old Huddy ever filed a public lawsuit. The site reports that it obtained the draft to a letter of intent to sue, which included a list of allegations against O’Reilly and Abernethy. A Fox News spokesperson told LawNewz that the allegations in the letter are false. A source told LawNewz that the settlement was in the high six figures. Huddy’s lawyer, Jeanne M. Chistensen of Wigdor LLP, would not comment on the situation to the New York Times. The letter was sent in August, after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes. According to the Times, the settlement was reached on September 5, around the same time Fox News settled Carlson’s lawsuit. Andrea Tantaros filed a similar lawsuit against Fox News in August, but the two sides have not reached a settlement in that case. h/t heavy

New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports that Fox News has settled sexual harassment complaints with at least four women since Ailes left.

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