Bill O’Reilly Accused Of Domestic Violence Against Ex-Wife
For those of you not keeping up with the freaky details of Bill O’Reilly’s personal life, you may be unaware that three weeks ago, a judge granted his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy custody of their two minor children. The custody battle had been going on for three years since their extra-bitter divorce.
It’s pretty well known, though, that O’Reilly was really vindictive towards McPhilmy after said divorce, going so far as to – seriously – attempt to have her excommunicated from the Catholic Church for having gotten a divorce and banned from taking communion.
It’s also pretty well known that O’Reilly is a straight up creep to women. Seriously, if you ever want to be 100 percent sickened, read up on Falafelgate for transcripts of conversations O’Reilly had about how excited Thai women were about his dick.
The latest addition to the Bill O’Reilly is a gross human files, however, is a whopper – according to a Gawker source, he physically assaulted his wife in their Manhasset home.
According to a source familiar with the facts of the case, a court-appointed forensic examiner testified at a closed hearing that O’Reilly’s daughter claimed to have witnessed her father dragging McPhilmy down a staircase by her neck, apparently unaware that the daughter was watching. The precise date of the alleged incident is unclear, but appears to have occurred before the couple separated in 2010. The same source indicated that the daughter, who is 16 years old, told the forensic examiner about the incident within the past year.
I’m not surprised. Are you surprised? Honestly, I would actually be more surprised if Bill O’Reilly had never physically assaulted his wife. He’s a legitimately terrible human in every conceivable way, so it’s just not particularly shocking that he would be a terrible person in this way also. I’d obviously prefer that he wasn’t terrible in this way, but I’m hardly reaching for the smelling salts. Though, to be fair, you could tell me that Bill O’Reilly once ate someone’s liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti, and I’d be saying, “Yeah, seems about right.”
It’s pretty rare that a judge will take away shared custody of children – probably more so when one of the parents is a celebrity known for talking about “family values” all the time. So I imagine he’d have to be a pretty terrible parent to lose that. Again, not surprised.