Fox News’ firebrand host Bill O’Reilly lost custody of his children to his ex-wife. Maureen McPhilmy will raise the 14 year old boy and 16 year old girl. This is not going to bode well for him personally or his brand.
O’Reilly’s daughter told a psychologist he “was choking her mom or had his hands around her neck and dragged her down some stairs.” He also attempted to alienate the children from their mother by telling his daughter that her mother was an “adulterer.” These aren’t exactly good family values.
“Viewing the totality of the circumstances, there is a sound and substantial basis for the Supreme Court’s determination that it is in the best interests of the children for the mother to be awarded primary residential custody,” the Appellate Division Second Judicial Department court stated. “Particularly relevant in this case are the clearly stated preferences of the children, especially considering their age and maturity, and the quality of the home environment provided by the mother.”
Wow! His kids even prefer to be away from him. That’s sad and scary at the same time. O’Reilly has a bit of a reputation for having an explosive temper. This probably isn’t helping him simmer down.
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