Marisa Guthrie got Bill O’Reilly to talk. And talk. And talk.But the exiled Fox News superstar plays hard to pin down on his future broadcast endeavors.
In a 2,400-word Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter, the former “king of cable news” says hasn’t decided on return to TV.
“There are some interesting projects in development… but it has to be the right situation,” O’Reilly said. “I’m waiting to see very specific details of the projects that people have pitched to us. And there have been many. I think by early October, we should have a pretty good vision of what we’re going to do.”
He doesn’t miss some aspect of being under the bright studio lights.
“The business got really nasty,” said O’Reilly, accused by female colleagues of sex and racial harassment. “What people don’t realize is that I was under attack constantly for 16 years.
“Once I became No. 1, once we passed Larry King, it was every single day. And then, as social media grew and got wildly out of control, the attacks got more vicious, more disgusting.”
But O’Reilly bites his tongue on his former bosses.
Marisa Guthrie asked: “When the allegations surfaced in April and the Murdochs were debating your fate, did you have any direct conversations with Rupert, James or Lachlan?”
O’Reilly replied: “No. I’m never going to comment on any of that stuff. My lawyers are going to deal with that, and I am never going to say anything.”
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