Woman who settled with Bill O'Reilly sues for defamation

O'Reilly has been involved in six publicly known sexual harassment settlements totaling $45 million. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, one of six women known to have reached a harassment settlement with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, sued both Fox and O'Reilly for defamation and breach of contract on Monday, the New York Times reports. Neither O'Reilly nor the network could immediately be reached for comment.

The details: Bernstein's lawsuit claims that O'Reilly's repeated statements discounting the truth of the allegations against him were damaging to her reputation and depicted her as a liar.