Thursday, October 28, 2004

O'Reilly Buys His Way Out

Must be nice to have money:
"The parties regret that this matter has caused tremendous pain, and they have agreed to settle," said a statement from the 55-year-old talk show host's law firm, Epstein Becker & Green. "All cases and claims have been withdrawn, and all parties have agreed there was no wrongdoing whatsoever by Mr. O'Reilly, Ms. Mackris or Ms. Mackris' counsel, Benedict P. Morelli and associates."
Word on the street (and the blogs) is that O'Lielly paid between two and ten million to settle the suit, and of course, destroy the loofah tapes. Now if I had said the same things, made the same lewd statements involving loofahs, I'd have been fired. Then sued for harassment in civil court. Probably would have lost my house. And probably gotten divorced.

As for Bill, he'll have to cut back on the Armani suits and private jets. Life's a bitch.