This weekend, the NY Times revealed that Bill O'Reilly agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst over "allegations of repeated harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her." And while O'Reilly still denies the allegations, placing blame on the media and God, his old sparring partner Stephen Colbert thinks that the "scrotum who wished to be a real boy" has no one but himself to blame.
"It's being reported that back in January, O'Reilly made yet another payout to a woman alleging sexual harassment, this one for a record $32 million, which is exactly the sort of thing you do when you're innocent. Like in the game Clue, when the game ends when you pay off the other players $32 million so they'll never open the envelope," Colbert said.
He could see why Fox News may have wanted to keep "Uncle Touch Too Much" on air a little longer though: "It's shocking that Fox News knew about all these sexual-harassment settlements and kept him employed for so long. 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."
Colbert summarized Fox News' attitude toward O'Reilly like so: "It's like the old saying goes: fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, some more shame. Fool me three times, you really gotta do a better job of fooling me. Four times, we're extending your contract. Five times, we wish the best of luck to Bill in all his future endeavors—now, enjoy the Tucker Carlson show!"
Speaking of another powerful man accused of sexual assault, former SNL star Taran Killam talked with Conan O'Brien about his deep regret over Donald Trump hosting SNL back in 2015. "It’s not necessarily a critique of the show,” he said. "But boy, it’s really hard to have played a part in encouraging, or not even encouraging, just offering a platform for and promoting someone who I find I’m constantly disappointed in." Killam also revealed that the cast went out to dinner with Trump before the episode, during which Trump was more concerned about visiting a new property in Scotland than winning the presidency.