Perquita Burgess, the woman who claimed she was sexually harassed by Bill O’Reilly, who supposedly called her “hot chocolate,” was reportedly arrested in Detroit in 2015 for giving a false report of a crime.
Talk about a credibility problem.
Whoopi Goldberg described Burgess, who worked at Fox News briefly in 2008 as a clerical temp, as “the final nail in Bill O’Reilly’s career.” O’Reilly was forced out at the network soon after Burgess came forward with her claim.
Her accusations came as O’Reilly’s top-rated show was being boycotted by a number of advertisers following a The New York Times article that said O’Reilly and Fox News reached settlements with five women that totaled $13 million, after they accused him of inappropriate behavior.
Newsmax reported that a Detroit Police report dated Feb. 11, 2015, shows Burgess was arrested for filing a false felony report and for violating a personal protection order.
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According to the police document, Burgess called authorities and alleged her boyfriend had struck her in the face with a gun. Police said when they arrived at the scene 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!”
O’Reilly told Newsmax that he has never had a conversation with Burgess.
“I had no idea who this woman was,” he said. “So when it came out, it was stunning.”
Burgess said on “The View” that she was “mortified” when O’Reilly allegedly called her “hot chocolate,” saying she took it as a “very plantation-al remark,” but it appears she has used the same term to refer to herself.
NewsMax reported that a social media user thought to be Burgess tweeted on Nov. 24, 2012: “… up until 10 years ago Laurence Fishburne could get every oz. of my hot chocolate.”
O’Reilly used the term “witch hunt” to describe the claims against him.
“The press just printed everything she said,” he told Newsmax. “She’s on ‘The View,’ and nobody’s even checking her out? I mean, come on.”
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