Scandal

REVEALED: Disgraced Former Fox Host Bill O’Reilly Paid $32M Sexual Harassment Claim, Sent Woman Gay Porn

The New York Times reports: Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such ...

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BREAKING: “Family Values” Republican House Rep. Tim Murphy Resigns After Adultery And Abortion Scandals

Politico reports: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), the embattled anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly encouraged his lover to terminate a pregnancy, resigned from office Thursday — just 24 hours after announcing his plan to retire after 2018. “This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective October 21,” Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. “It was Dr. ...

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TEXAS: AG Ken Paxton Faces New Bribery Probe

The Dallas Morning News reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is being investigated under bribery and corrupt influence laws for accepting a six-figure gift from an individual who was under investigation by the state for fraud, the district attorney leading the probe confirmed Thursday. In July 2016, Austin-based medical device company Preferred Imaging, LLC agreed to pay a $3.5 million ...

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Anti-Gay “Family Values” Republican US House Rep To Retire In Wake Of Adultery And Abortion Scandals

The Associated Press reports: Republican Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has announced plans to retire at the end of this term — amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair. Murphy, who is in his eighth term, says in a statement Wednesday that he will “take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our ...

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Monopoly Man Trolls Senate Equifax Hearing [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: The Monopoly guy has gone to Washington. A person dressed in a black top hat and bushy white mustache, occasionally putting on a monocle or dabbing forehead sweat with giant paper money, sat in the audience of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach on Wednesday. Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith didn’t seem to notice. ...

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Pro-Life Republican US House Rep. Tim Murphy Urged Mistress To Have Abortion, Text Messages Reveal

The anti-gay “family values” hero who last month confessed to adultery is now embroiled in another scandal. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A text message sent in January to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy by a woman with whom he had an extra-marital relationship took him to task for an anti-abortion statement posted on Facebook from his office’s public account. “And you ...

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Top Execs “Retire” At Equifax After Data Breach

TechCrunch reports: Top executives at Equifax are retiring effective immediately, according to the WSJ. Susan Mauldin was the company’s chief security officer and David Webb was the chief information officer. The report says the executives are retiring, though, in the wake of the company’s major security breach, “retire” feels like an euphemism for “fired.” The company says the personnel changes ...

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OKLAHOMA: Family Values GOP Former State Trump Campaign Chair Sought “Boy Or Bromance” Says FBI

Tulsa World reports: The investigation of former state Sen. Ralph Shortey uncovered evidence that he posted Craigslist ads several times “attempting to solicit young males for sexual contact,” the FBI reports. “Need a boy or bromance,” he stated in two Craigslist ads, according to the FBI. “Looking for younger the better (legal) white or mixed.” He received “hundreds of pornography ...

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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Child Sex Allegations

The Seattle Times reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important ...

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Fox News Cans Host Eric Bolling After Dick Pic Scandal

Variety reports: Fox News Channel will part ways with host Eric Bolling, a host and contributor whose on-air presence at the 21st Century Fox-owned network had been growing in recent months, after allegations surfaced that he had harassed colleagues there, the network confirmed Friday. “Fox News Channel is canceling ‘The Specialists,’ and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ...

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Wife Of Trump Organization Lawyer Arrested After Police Find Her Having Sex With Inmate At County Jail

The Fauquier County Times reports: An ongoing investigation into “suspicious” activity in the back seat of a car involving an inmate trustee at the Fauquier County jail led to the Tuesday arrest of Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of an ethics attorney to President Donald Trump’s business organization. Burchfield, 53, is married to Bobby R. Burchfield, a partner at Washington’s ...

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Anti-Gay GOP Rep. Tim Murphy Confesses To Adultery

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Congressman Tim Murphy publicly admitted Wednesday to having an extramarital affair with a personal friend, issuing a statement about the relationship hours after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prevailed in a court motion to unseal a divorce action. Mr. Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is not a party to the divorce. However, the husband in the case, Jesse Sally, ...

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REPORT: Fox Sports Fires Baseball Legend Pete Rose After Decades-Old Allegation Of Sex With Underage Girl

From the Hollywood Reporter: Pete Rose’s days at Fox Sports have come to an end. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader will not continue at the cable network, where he was slated to return to the desk as part of its coverage of postseason games. Fox Sports declined comment. The news follows recent allegations ...

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Suspended Fox Host Hires Trump’s Former Law Firm For $50M Defamation Suit Against “Dick Pics” Reporter

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation suit against the Huffington Post reporter who last week cited unnamed sources who told him that Bolling sent them unsolicited dick pics. According to the reporter, Yashar Ali, Bolling’s suit targets him personally and not the Huffington Post. Yesterday afternoon and again just now Bolling tweeted out denials ...

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Colbert Tees Off On Eric Bolling: How Do You Forget Sending Someone Your Bits And Pieces? [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Eric Bolling pretty much begged to get mocked and ridiculed for the recent allegations of sexual harassment made against him, i.e., sending “dick pics” to colleagues at Fox News. The Fox News host, “whose cologne you can smell through the TV,” according to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, has been a blowhard on the right-wing network for years. “Whatever ...

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Suspended Fox Host Denies Dick Pic Accusations

In what appears to be his first public reaction since being suspended, Fox News host Eric Bolling this morning tweeted that he looks forward to “clearing my name asap.” One of Bolling’s accusers, former Fox News contributor Caroline Heldman, blasted him over the weekend in a lengthy Facebook post. An excerpt: Bolling would also contact me via phone and text ...

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Bolling Accuser Calls In To Joy Reid’s Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Joy Reid sounded off on the latest vile incident coming from inside the walls at Fox News. The AM Joy host compared Eric Bolling, the conservative anchor at the embattled network, who’s been suspended for allegedly sending unsolicited photos of his genitals to three female colleagues, to an infamous NY politician. “A Fox News host had an ...

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Fox News Suspends Host Eric Bolling Over Dick Pics

The New York Times reports: Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, a longtime host at the network, on Saturday pending an investigation into reports that he sent lewd photographs to three female colleagues via text message. Fox News learned about the allegations against Mr. Bolling after an inquiry from HuffPost, the network said in an emailed statement. In an article published ...

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Female Fox Staffers Claim Host Eric Bolling Texted Them Unsolicited “Deeply Offensive” Dick Pics

The HuffPost reports: Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host, sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News, a dozen sources told HuffPost. Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current ...

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Former Republican House Speaker And Confessed Pedophile Dennis Hastert To Be Released From Prison

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: After serving a little more than a year in a federal prison hospital, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Il) is nearly home free. Hastert, 75, an admitted sexual molester of young boys and purveyor of hush money, will be released from prison within the next month. The ex-Illinois congressman pleaded guilty to bank fraud in ...

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