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Eric Bolling Asks Bill O'Reilly Not to Invoke His Son's Death To Defend Himself Against Sexual Harassment Claims

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | October 23, 2017 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | October 23, 2017 |

Hey, happy Monday! Or happy Tuesday! I don’t know your life or what day you’re reading this or where you are in the world. Or when you are in the world.

Stick with me a second here: So, when the NYTimes reported that Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle another sexual harassment lawsuit on the same month that his contract was renewed, they interviewed him for the story. In the audio, an angry O’Reilly lashed out, calling the article “bullshit, berating the reporters. “Why don’t you be human beings for once? This is horrible. It’s horrible what I went through. Horrible what my family went through.” He also said, “I urge you to think about what you put in your newspaper. Eric Bolling’s son is dead (he reportedly committed suicide the day Bolling was fired by Fox News for sexual harassment). He’s dead because of allegations made — in my opinion and I know this to be true— against Mr. Bolling.”

OK, a couple of things: I know it’s obvious, but it bears repeating: No one did this to Bill O’Reilly and his family except Bill O’Reilly. Two: Bill O’Reilly’s children hated him long before any of this. They hated him because he was abusive and reportedly dragged their mother down a staircase by her neck.

Finally, Eric Bolling himself asked O’Reilly not to drag his son into this. “I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in the tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling,” he wrote in a statement to the Times. “Just as Bill O’Reilly had wanted to shield his children from the allegations against him, I hope he will honor my request and avoid any future mentions of my son.” (The Daily Beast)

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