Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has responded to a story published Monday alleging O’Reilly physically assaulted his ex-wife, calling the report “100% false.”
O’Reilly released a statement through his attorney to Politico, saying “all allegations against me in these circumstances are 100% false. I am going to respect the court-mandated confidentiality put in place to protect my children and will not comment any further.”
The allegations of domestic abuse were published by Gawker in a story about the ongoing custody fight between O’Reilly and his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy.
Gawker cites an unnamed source “familiar with the facts of the case,” reporting that 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.”