Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was fired from the network following multiple allegations of sexual harassment — but recently discovered documents cast major doubt on the legitimacy of one of the accuser’s stories.
Perquita Burgess worked for Fox as a clerical temp in 2008 and made claims that O’Reilly sexually harassed her by complimenting her looks and calling her “hot chocolate.”
But documents found by Newsmax reveal this woman has a history of allegedly lying to law enforcement. Burgess was arrested in 2015 for making a false report and obstructing court order.
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The Detroit police report shows Burgess called police and accused her boyfriend of hitting her in the face with a gun, and said he “appeared intoxicated.”
When officers arrived and asked where the gun was, she allegedly admitted there was no gun.
O’Reilly addressed the failure of the media to investigate his accusers, saying, “The press just printed everything she said. She’s on The View and nobody’s even checking her out? I mean, come on.”
O’Reilly made it clear he believes Burgess’ accusations to be complete fabrications, telling the media that he didn’t even know Burgess.
“I had no idea who this woman was,” O’Reilly told Newsmax. “So when it came out, it was stunning.”
Burgess appeared on ‘The View’ and told the hosts that O’Reilly would make a grunting sound when he passed her desk.
She also claimed he once called her, “hot chocolate” and claimed his remark was “very plantational.”
The liberal media fed into Burgess account without any concrete evidence, and didn’t even attempt to find the truth behind her allegations.
While there is no proof whether her account of sexual harassment by O’Reilly is factual or not, critics say Burgess’ past speaks volumes about her relationship with the truth.
-The Horn editorial team