Again, Bill O'Reilly divorce gossip is back in the news, two years after the Fox News host ended his marriage to ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy. According to a March 18 Gawker report, O'Reilly is hell-bent on trying to annul his marriage and obtain child custody. However, another news source reinforces the network's opinion given in 2011, which claims the story was fabricated.
The story of Bill and Maureen's divorce is old news. But the rehashed story includes rumors of newly-surfaced elements aimed at retribution from an alleged affair. Who knew Bill O'Reilly's divorce drama warranted so much attention?
Sources claim the outspoken host is trying to position himself to have the upper-hand in the custody of their children. Also, word is Bill wants his wife to "go to Hell" and wants her ex-communicated from the Catholic Church. Imagine that?
Nonetheless, Lalate brought up some things to consider about the swirling rumors, with emphasis on the ongoing quiet storm with Bill and the
Gawker obviously doesn't have any love for the Fox host as evidenced by its reference to O'Reilly in a 2009 post as a "lecherous fathead." In that post, it talks about Bill allegedly being the focus of a sexual harassment claim by a former producer.
However, this alone does not necessarily mean that it has an agenda to wreck havoc on the man; perhaps it's merely an example of free speech in motion.
Somehow, the news website got its hands on a New York court document only known as Anonymous 2011-1 v. Anonymous 2011-2. After some savvy footwork, it learned Anonymous 2011-1 is McPhilmy and Anonymous 2011-2 is -- you guessed -- Bill O'Reilly.
The divorce dispute details include elements of child custody, a so-called "neutral therapist," and allegations that O'Reilly wants to annul his 15-year-marriage on the grounds that his ex-wife had an affair with a Nassau County police officer. Incidentally, the two have since gotten married. So, Bill was at least right about that assertion.
Perhaps, the climax of this toxic development that seems to fester is that the Fox host wants his wife removed from the Catholic Church for divorcing and remarrying. Apparently, it's frowned upon.
It's unknown if the new Pope will allow such a thing, but the story is worth following to see where this drama heads next.