‘The View’ postpones interview with Monthly bill O’Reilly accuser amid court fight

“The Look at” has postponed an job interview with a guest who accuses previous Fox Information host Monthly bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment immediately after he submitted a restraining order to stop her appearance, citing a past non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

In accordance to The Hollywood Reporter, Andrea Mackris, a former producer for “The O’Reilly Factor,” was scheduled to surface on “The View” on Wednesday right before O’Reilly read of her job interview and acquire a short term restraining buy, looking for to implement the confidentiality provision that was incorporated in a 2004 settlement.

Mackris gave an interview very last week to The Day by day Beast in which she specific her allegations in opposition to O’Reilly, saying he frequently hit on her during dinners with graphic sexual speak typically bundled. O’Reilly allegedly requested Mackris for sexual favors and mocked her when she refused.

Right after 1 mobile phone connect with in which he allegedly asked her to masturbate with him, she sued O’Reilly in 2004.

“I stood up to Invoice O’Reilly’s sexual abuse in the office by itself. And for that I dropped every little thing I at any time was and ever hoped to be,” Mackris instructed The Day by day Beast, adding she felt strain from her individual attorneys to settle for a $9 million settlement that involved an NDA.

In his request for a restraining order, O’Reilly’s lawyers argue that Mackris’s “statements so far have by now resulted in sizeable hurt that cannot be undone. Even further, she has evinced a obvious intent to further that hurt to the finest degree doable, and to do so imminently.”

A New York judge has reportedly given Mackris till Monday to show why she ought to not be topic to a restraining purchase on the topic.

The Reporter notes that gag orders to prevent speech are pretty uncommon and are constitutionally frowned on.

“We ended up notified late yesterday about a non permanent restraining buy issued by a court from Andrea Mackris,” a spokesperson for ABC News instructed Deadline. “We determined to postpone her interview pending further more developments. We look forward to welcoming her to The View at a later on day.”

Fox declared in 2017 that O’Reilly would not be returning to host his eponymous show, which he experienced hosted for more than 20 a long time, following experiences surfaced of the multiple settlements that had been produced in lawsuits involving women of all ages accusing him of sexual misconduct. Advertisers and O’Reilly’s management subsequently dropped him and his show following these reviews.

Following the report from The Everyday Beast was revealed final week, Fox Information distanced alone from O’Reilly as properly as the firm’s management at the time the incidents occurred.

“The statements outlined in this report took location below the leadership of Roger Ailes, who together with Monthly bill O’Reilly and the management referred to listed here, have been lengthy gone from the network,” a Fox Information instructed The Hill.