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Bill O'Reilly, Fox News sued for defamation by two additional former employees

Bill O'Reilly, Fox News sued for defamation by two additional former employees

Two additional former Fox News employees are suing Bill O’Reilly and the cable news network for defamation, joining the legal battle that was brought earlier this month by former Fox News producer Rachel Witlieb Bernstein.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Rebecca Gomez Diamond and Andrea Mackris allege that they were defamed by O’Reilly and Fox News in a New York Times article from April 2016 that brought to light settlements paid by the network to women who had accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment and other forms of misconduct.

All three plaintiffs were mentioned by name in the April 1 article that ultimately...

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