Bill Cosby says Bill O'Reilly is just a "misunderstood romantic"
HOLLYWOOD -- On Monday, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly received both scorn and praise from comedian and accused serial rapist Bill Cosby. In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cosby critiqued the newscaster's pattern of sexually harassing female employees, calling his predation technique "amateur hour."
Cosby said the Fox News star's decision to merely use his extraordinary power at the network to coerce female colleagues into sexually servicing him shows a "disappointing lack of commitment."
Cosby said if O'Reilly were serious about assaulting women, "he would have offered them drinks."
But Cosby told The Hollywood Reporter that he was disappointed by the media's "unduly judgmental tone" in the aftermath of new reports that O'Reilly has paid at least $13 million to settle at least five lawsuits with women who have accused him of sexual harassment.
"He's a misunderstood romantic," Cosby insisted. "Just like Dov Charney, Clarence Thomas, Roger Ailes, Julian Assange, and failed presidential candidate Donald Trump, he's a sensitive man who's being victimized by victims."