On Tuesday, an attorney for Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Marc Kasowitz, released a blistering statement blaming “far-left” groups for running a “smear campaign” against his client, adding that evidence of such will be forthcoming.
“Bill O’Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America,” said Kasowitz’s statement.
The Fox News host has been hit with numerous claims of sexual harassment from female accusers, five of whom have been paid a total of $13 million in outside court settlements, according to The New York Times. In the wake of the allegations, The O’Reilly Factor lost dozens of advertisers, though O’Reilly’s ratings remain sky-high.
“This law firm has uncovered evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly for political and financial reasons,” the statement continued. “That evidence will be put forth shortly and it is irrefutable.”
No evidence of the smear campaign was offered directly in the statement, but, oddly, conservative media platform TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck may have provided some proof Wednesday morning via Twitter. Beck posted an email from the Bonner Group, a Left-wing fundraising activist group that works under Media Matters For America.
“The Bonner group/A Super PAC and fundraiser for Hillary & DNC. The Campaign against Bill OReily [sic] is orchestrated by [Media Matters] & [Boner Group],” Beck caption the email, adding a #smearcampaign hashtag.