Juliet Huddy, one of the women who has accused former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly of sexual misconduct, warned in a social media post over the weekend that more bombshell revelations about “complicit” Fox News executives are forthcoming.
What did she say?
In a letter originally posted to Facebook, Huddy warned of an upcoming onslaught of additional sexual misconduct allegations against Fox News personnel.
“Tick tock, tick tock. Executives who not only covered up for sexual harassers/predators (and believe me, I don’t use this word lightly) but WERE THEMSELVES are about to be exposed,” Huddy wrote.
“There are still men AND women working at Fox News who actively engaged in sexual harassment and/or subsequent coverup. And they occupy some of, if not THE, highest positions,” she added. “I know other women were targeted by these people (several of whom are part of my own experience).”
Huddy’s post is likely a response to comments Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch made Friday, when he dismissed the culture of sexual misconduct at Fox News as “nonsense” and mere “isolated incidents” with former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, according to the Huffington Post.
Did Huddy name anyone specific?
The only person Huddy identified specifically is Murdoch. She said Murdoch will be exposed as a sexual misconduct enabler.
“Rupert Murdoch is not just a media mogul. He’s a perpetrator, complicit in wrecking careers of hardworking, talented people while protecting their tormentors,” Huddy said. “The more we shame disgraceful executives like Murdoch, the faster we send the message that sexual harassment will not be tolerated.”
In comments to Law&Crime, Huddy further explained: “It’s ironic that O’Reilly, Murdoch and others have suggested that I, along with the other accusers, are part of some left wing conspiracy. [One], I’m fiscally conservative and socially liberal so let’s just get that out of the way. [And two], based on everything I have seen and has been reported, the participants in this, The Grand Conspiracy, are the executives at Fox.”
Murdoch’s company, 21st Century Fox, paid Huddy a settlement last year after she came forward with accusations against O’Reilly. Huddy accused O’Reilly of stifling her career after she refused his dating and sexual advances. To this day, O’Reilly has maintained his innocence.