“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert isn’t buying it.
Former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly claims he’s innocent of sexual harassment allegations despite a report in The New York Times that said he paid $32 million to settle just one of multiple cases. But Colbert, who based his “Colbert Report” persona on O’Reilly, described the payment as “exactly the sort of thing you do when you’re innocent.”
Colbert also called out Fox News for renewing O’Reilly’s contract earlier this year despite reportedly being aware of the allegations.
“It’s shocking that Fox News knew about all these sexual harassment settlements and kept him employed for so long,” Colbert said. “But maybe they were just trying to protect their female employees because if Bill’s on camera, that’s one hour a day they knew he’s not groping somebody.”
O’Reilly was booted from the network in April amid reports of additional sexual harassment allegations and settlements.
See Colbert’s full takedown of the man he called “the scrotum who wished to be a real boy” in the clip above.