04-20-2017

Woman Bill O’Reilly Allegedly Called ‘Hot Chocolate’ Comes Forward on ‘The View’ (Watch)

Perquita Burgess on "The View" (April 20, 2017)

Perquita Burgess on “The View” (April 20, 2017)

*The last woman to accuse Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment before the Fox News host was fired on Wednesday is no longer anonymous.

Perquita Burgess came forward on “The View” this morning (April 20) to detail her claims of sexual and racial harassment against O’Reilly, who was fired on Wednesday amid multiple sexual harassment allegations.


Burgess, represented by Lisa Bloom, called into a 21st Century Fox hotline earlier this week, but had remained anonymous until her “View” appearance. She was an office worker for a colleague of O’Reilly’s back in 2008 when she started noticing that O’Reilly would make a grunting noise as he passed her desk.

“It was embarrassing, so I just got to a point where I was not looking at him,” she said.


Another incident happened three or four weeks later when they ended up alone in an elevator. As she got out, and he was behind her, Burgess said that O’Reilly said, “‘Looking good there girl.’”

“And the hair froze on the back of my neck because I knew the grunting and groaning is going on,” she said.

Burgess said that a few weeks after that, he would stand near her desk and “leer at me and looking at me up and down.”

“It made me feel uncomfortable. It was like street harassment in the office,” she continued.


In another incident, she said, O’Reilly walked past her desk and said, “‘Hey hot chocolate,’ but he doesn’t look at me when he said it. I didn’t respond. I was mortified, because not only was it sexual, I took that as a very plantation remark.”

O’Reilly’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, issued a statement after she made her complaint on Tuesday, and said that “it is outrageous that an allegation from an anonymous person about something that purportedly happened almost a decade ago is being treated as fact, especially where there is obviously an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy Mr. O’Reilly and enrich themselves through publicity-driven donations.”

Watch Burgess’ appearance on “The View” below:


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