Bill O’Reilly Accuser Says She’s Still ‘Terrified’ Of Fox News
“You’re just this one person that’s about to go up against literally a machine,” said Juliet Huddy.

Juliet Huddy, a former Fox News employee who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexually harassing her in 2011, said Monday that she’s still “terrified” of the network after the lengths it went to in order to protect him and discredit her.

“You know that you’re just this one person that’s about to go up against literally a machine,” Huddy told NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, who herself has said she was sexually harassed during her time at Fox News by its then-chairman, the late Roger Ailes.

The fear of retaliation “holds you back against taking action sometimes,” said Huddy, a one-time on-air personality at Fox News.

Huddy ultimately did take action, detailing her allegations in a letter her lawyers sent to Fox News in August 2016, according to The New York Times. Within weeks, she agreed not to sue and instead accepted a six-figure settlement from Fox’s parent company, 21st Century Fox.

In her comments to Kelly, Huddy didn’t say whether she regretted taking the settlement and signing a non-disclosure agreement. But she discussed why women often choose to settle in these situations.

“They just don’t want to face what potentially could be coming at them,” she said. Perhaps, she added, more women would feel enabled to fight and come forward if non-disclosure agreements didn’t exist.