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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. O'Reilly responded on his show Tuesday, July 26, 2016, to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks during her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday that she wakes up "every morning in a house that was built by slaves." O'Reilly said the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox will reportedly investigate sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly


21st Century Fox will open an investigation into sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly after a New York Times report claimed he and his employer spent $13 million to settle five lawsuits, CNN reported.

Lisa Bloom, a lawyer representing one of the accusers, said Fox was taking the claims "very seriously." O'Reilly is a host for Fox News, which is owned by 21st Century Fox. A Fox spokesman told CNN the company "investigates all complaints" and hired law firm Paul Weiss to assist in the investigation.

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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, political commentator Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy" world premiere screening reception at The Newseum, in Washington. O'Reilly says he thinks television viewers trust him despite accusations he stretched the truth when he was a young reporter covering straight news. He said on the CBS "Late Show" on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the controversy "worked out OK" for him and he "got even more viewers." (Photo by Paul Morigi/Invision/AP, File)

Since the Times story was published, dozens of advertisers have ditched "The O'Reilly Factor." O'Reilly insists he has done nothing wrong, and President Trump has agreed.

The O'Reilly Factor with Donald Trump - SNL

WATCH | O'Reilly was parodied on the most recent episode of "Saturday Night Live," in which Baldwin played the Fox host and President Trump at the same time to rave reviews.

The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer...
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O'Reilly said no coworker ever filed a complaint about him, including on an anonymous hotline. 

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