It’s ironic that the woman who first accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment was arrested herself for allegedly giving out false information to police. Back in April, Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News over allegations that he made sexually suggestive comments to Perquita Burgess.
Burgess claimed that O’Reilly referred to her as “hot chocolate.” According to reports, the incident took place back in 2008 when Burgess worked as a secretarial temp for several weeks. In addition to Burgess’ allegations, she also called an HR hotline at 21st Century Fox to report the workplace misconduct.
When Burgess made her claims about O’Reilly, his program was already going downhill thanks to leftist groups and ads that began to push for boycotts. The Boycotts took center stage after Bill O’Reilly and Fox News reached a multi-million-dollar settlement with 5 women who also claimed Bill acted inappropriately towards them. O’Reilly, of course, denied that the accusations were true in any way but still helped to make the payout to the five women.
Burgess’ most recent allegation, was the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” NewsMax reports.
“I had no idea who this woman was,” O’Reilly told Newsmax. O’Reilly denied ever having a conversation with her.
“So when it came out, it was stunning,” he said.
The day after O’Reilly was fired, Burgess went public with her account in a high-profile appearance on ABC’s “The View.”
Burgess told the audience she noticed O’Reilly making a “grunt noise,” or clearing his throat when he passed by her desk.
She said on another occasion he remarked, “Looking good there, girl!”
Burgess, an African-American woman, also said O’Reilly once called out to her, “Hey, hot chocolate.”
She said the remark was “very plantational.”
Burgess claimed that she felt the remarks were “uncomfortable and embarrassing.” Since her allegations, many are skeptical if there was any truth to what she said.
A police report out of Detroit shows Burgess was arrested on charges of making false police reports and obstructing a court order. The report indicates Burgess called police on her boyfriend, saying he struck her in the face with a gun. When police arrived, Burgess appeared intoxicated.
The arresting officer stated: “I asked Ms. Burgess where the gun was that she was struck with in the face, she replied there is no gun. I again asked her where the gun was, and if she had been assaulted. Ms. Burgess stated there was no gun, and he didn’t assault me!”
The boyfriend told police she had threatened him, saying she would call “the cops saying you hit me with a gun!”
According to the police document, Burgess was arrested for filing a false felony report and for violating a personal protection order.
After Burgess’ claims came forward about Bill O’Reilly, many reports came forward showing she used her social media account in November 2012 to tweet: “… up until 10 years ago Laurence Fishburne could get every oz. of my hot chocolate.”
Burgess’ lawyer went on to explain: “Ms. Burgess has used many terms to refer to herself, including on occasion ‘bitch’ and the N word. That does not give others – especially her superiors in her workplace – permission to use offensive language about her.”
O’Reilly claimed the media went crazy reporting everything that Burgess said about him.
“The press just printed everything she said,” he said. “She’s on ‘The View,’ and nobody’s even checking her out? I mean, come on.”
“This is why people use the term witch hunt,” he said.