Bill O'Reilly's targets of sexual harassment haven't just been FOX News employees, according to a new allegation from an unlikely source.
Acclaimed writer/director Judd Apatow took to Twitter Tuesday with an unexpected reveal about the conservative commentator. O'Reilly, who has hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" for more than two decades, is currently facing an onslaught of allegations by women associated with the network.
One of the latest claims comes from an African-American FOX News employee who says the 67-year-old host regularly leered and grunted at her when nobody else was around. He also referred to her as "hot chocolate."
In response to the story, Apatow tweeted, "I met [O'Reilly] at a party and he looked at Halle Berry and said 'beautiful woman. I bet she's not the sharpest crayon in the box.' A horrid man."
I met him at a party and he looked at Halle Berry and said "beautiful woman. I bet she's not the sharpest crayon in the box." A horrid man. https://t.co/k3xF5uQFmR
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 18, 2017
It's unclear whether O'Reilly's assessment of Berry's intelligence was based on her looks, her gender, her race or her profession.
Berry, who is African-American, overcame her upbringing in an abusive home to become an honor student, editor of her school newspaper, prom queen and college graduate. She was the first black woman to compete in the Miss World pageant and went on to become one of Hollywood's top-paid actresses.
Berry has not publicly responded to Apatow's tweet.
At this time, it's unclear whether or not O'Reilly will return to his post at FOX News. Execs are reportedly in the midst of debating what his future at the company should look like.
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