Bill O’Reily Loses Custody Of Children After Allegedly Beating Wife
Fox News idiot Bill O’Reily has reportedly lost custody of his two teenage children after they claimed that they would rather live with their mother following an alleged domestic violence incident last year.
According to Gawker:
A New York appeals court held last week that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s school-age children don’t want to live with him anymore, and should live exclusively with their mother, O’Reilly’s ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy.
The lengthy decision affirms the holding of a Nassau County Supreme Court justice last year that the children, now aged 13 and 17, should live full-time with their mother (the former couple had been splitting residential custody). As we reported at the time, O’Reilly appealed that ruling, thereby delaying its enforcement (and, of course, extending his multi-front battle against McPhilmy and her new family).
The preference of McPhilmy and O’Reilly’s 17-year-old daughter is not particularly difficult to guess: As we noted last year, she told a court-appointed forensic examiner that she witnessed O’Reilly drag her mother down a staircase by the neck. (According to court transcripts obtained by Gawker, she also viewed O’Reilly as a temperamental, absentee parent who was uninterested in developing a relationship with her.) At a January 22 hearing, the children’s court-appointed lawyer, Barbara Kopman, told the appellate court that both the daughter and son strongly preferred living with their mother over their father. (Gawker was able to attend but not record the court session, which was open to the public.)
Bill O’Reily will still continue to share joint authority over questions like which schools they attend, any medical care they receive, and what religion they practice.
WELL WELL WELL! Bill O’Reily has been known to be an ignorant, misogynistic-azzhole in the past but you can now add “alleged” wife-beater to the list as well.