James Murdoch

Fox harassment claims create clouds around Sky takeover bid

A U.K. scandal torpedoed Rupert Murdoch's first attempt to take control of British-based broadcaster Sky. Now claims of sexual harassment at his U.S.-based Fox News are creating storm clouds around a second.

A woman who says she was mistreated by former Fox TV star Bill O'Reilly is calling on British regulators to reject 21st Century Fox's bid to buy the 61 percent of Sky that it doesn't already own, saying the deal would allow Fox to bring a culture of sexual and racial harassment to the U.K.

Experts say that on current evidence the claims are unlikely to derail the bid for Sky, though it's still too early to know for sure. The takeover values Sky, which broadcasts...