Did Bill O’Reilly Commit Domestic Violence?

The news publication Gawker claims that Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly committed acts of domestic violence during his marriage with Maureen McPhilmy.


“According to a source familiar with the facts of the case, a court-appointed forensic examiner testified at a closed hearing that O’Reilly’s daughter claimed to have witnessed her father dragging McPhilmy down a staircase by her neck, apparently unaware that the daughter was watching. The precise date of the alleged incident is unclear, but appears to have occurred before the couple separated in 2010. The same source indicated that the daughter, who is 16 years old, told the forensic examiner about the incident within the past year.”

O’Reilly and ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy split on April 2nd, 2010 and divorced on Sept. 1st, 2011.

McPhilmy began dating a detective to whom she is now married.


8 thoughts on “Did Bill O’Reilly Commit Domestic Violence?

  1. What is the purpose of this post if not to smear Bill O’Reilly? If he did indeed do that then why didn’t his wife call the cops when it happened? Anyone who knows anything about divorce knows that children are used as pawns in divorce cases. Liberals love attacking Bill O’Reilly every time one of their own (like Hillary Clinton) goes under the gun. And why would anyone want to get involved in their divorce case? I’m sure O’Reilly’s wife and her new husband are living very comfortable with Bill’s money. Ridiculous. 😝

      1. That’s absurd. Do you actually know what when on in Reilly’s home and in their marriage? I don’t and I wouldn’t care to presume. That’s for a judge or jury to decide when they have all the facts. It’s so easy to accuse a parent of being absent when they are out working hard to give their child a decent living, isn’t it? I think the judging going on over this case is more about partisan politics and social posturing than anything else. People should leave it alone and let the legal process play out before condemning anyone.

      2. Yes, I read that. But I guess someone had to be there when the mother wasn’t while the father was out working. Trying to prove that O’Reilly is a poor parent because his career responsiblities kept him away from home a lot will not garner the mother much sympathy in court. If that was the case, then every doctor, professional athlete, celebrity or politician should be thrown into the ansentee parent wastebasket, no? This is nothing more than a dirt-digging expedition spearheaded by the progressive left to smear one of their biggest and most feared opponents and to embarass Fox News itself. It’s pathetic and will go nowhere.

      3. The reason the “left” takes shots at O’Reilly is because O’Reilly takes pot-shots at poor people on a regular basis. What about the “working poor?” You do realize that many jobs don’t pay much nowadays – since “union busting” became fashionable with Reagan. Many people work full time. Trouble is, they make low wages. Are you gong to call these people “lazy?”


  2. RL, I know quite a lot about union busting because I’ve been a union man all my life. And I have my own theories about what causes poverty and high rates of unemployment. I could start with all these fair trade agreements that outsource a huge amount of jobs to other countries (like the one Obama is pushing now with the TPP.) Then, of course, is the negative effects all our wonderful technology has had on job growth.

    Have you ever heard of “shadow” jobs? That’s all the work that is performed unknowingly for free by people like me and you every time we use a cell phone to book an airline flight, pay a bill or order something online. Those are services that used to be supplied by hired personnel. But that’s a subject that economic professors like to ignore, and most people do not consider.

    Personally, I don’t believe that a large percentage of the people who live in poverty are “lazy.” I think a lot of them are poor because they are victims of their own environment or upbringing and poor government regulation. Then there are those who have fallen under the scourges of addiction. But I do believe that many of them abuse the ‘entitlement system’ and that’s what gives others who really need those services a bad reputation.

    Bill O’Reilly is no different than other social commentators like Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) or Marc Lamont Hill (CNN) who push their political and social ideologies upon the masses.

    After all, who is so squeaky clean (on both sides) that they don’t have a few skeletons in their own closet?

    I think a big problem with all these social commentators is that people on both sides are brainwashed into thinking that the commentators’ views are speaking for the bulk of the population – which most intelligent people know is not true. Lots of what they say should be taken with a ‘grain of salt’ – not as philosophical or divine wisdom.

    I’m a republican, but I couldn’t care less about O’Reilly’s personal life or Rachel Maddow’s. I know damn well what they say on TV and what they do off the set are probably two, entirely different things.

    But that’s what TV news shows and commentaries are usually all about – ratings, opinions and amusing entertainment.

    1. Yes, I think the TPP free trade agreement is a bad deal. I’ve put out a few articles on it and will continue to do so. But remember, Republicans are usually for these free trade agreements.

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