On Monday, former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on the offense against sexual harassment allegations by posting handwritten notes from former colleagues Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, both of whom have blasted the former cable kingpin for harassment.
O'Reilly posted two notes from Kelly — one a "thank you" card for attending her baby shower and the other for plugging her husband's book on air — and one note from Carlson, wherein O'Reilly is referred to as her "best friend."
Per BillO'Reilly.com, the three notes read as follow:
What a class act you are, coming to my baby shower. I was truly touched - I know how busy you are, especially that time of day. It meant a lot to me + Doug. And thank you for the darling bodysuits + snuggly – it’s hard to believe will soon have a little human being in our lives tiny enough to fit in the,
You’ve become a dear friend (no matter what you say) + I am grateful to have you in my life.
-Megyn & Doug
Thanks for the plug on Doug’s book. I realize you didn’t have to do that, especially after mentioning it already.
I appreciate how supportive you have been of me over the years here @ FNC.
You are a true friend + mentor.
Thank you for being the calm in the sea.
Thank you so much for supporting me.
Thank you for being my friend.
It means the world to me
(Photos of the notes can be seen here.)
The circus started on Saturday, when O'Reilly responded to a New York Times piece which alleged he'd paid $32 million in a settlement to a woman he allegedly sexually harassed, tweeting that he will be "exposing the lies and smears" on Monday.
In the Times piece, the former Fox heavyweight denied all wrongdoing and claimed the allegations were "politically and financially motivated," as noted by Daily Wire's James Barrett.
In response, former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly took to the TODAY show airwaves to quickly call-out O'Reilly for his alleged lies. "O'Reilly's suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false," she claimed. "I know because I complained."