Bill O’Reilly will rue the day he called a Fox News temp worker who is black “hot chocolate.” Of course, that’s not his only day to regret.
April 19 — the day Fox News let him go — would probably top the list.
But Perquita Burgess — coming out publicly for the first time Thursday with her O’Reilly story — helped put a nail in the pundit’s coffin by appearing on “The View.”
Burgess was a temporary worker at Fox News in 2008 when she claims the host acted inappropriately towards her, ABC News reported.
“Within the first week and a half of working there … he made like a grunting noise,” she told “The View.” “As time went on, I noticed every time he walked past my desk, if no one was around, he would make that noise.”
“Fast forward to maybe three, four weeks in, we were on the elevator alone coming up to our floor, and he let me off first as gentlemen usually do,” she continued. “As I was getting off the elevator, he said ‘looking good, there, girl.'”
“One day he walks past my desk … he walks past and says ‘Hey, hot chocolate,'” she said. “I didn’t respond. I was mortified … I took that as a very plantational remark.”
ABC News said attorney Lisa Bloom was on the set and said Burgess was not seeking money from O’Reilly.
“She also noted that the statute of limitations had run out, so Burgess could not seek a settlement as other women had, even if she desired to do so,” the network said.
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