Coming forward publicly for the first time, Perquita Burgess, along with her attorney Lisa Bloom, appeared on “The View” Thursday to discuss the sexual harassment she claims Bill O’Reilly directed toward her.
O’Reilly was let go from Fox News the day before, and co-host Whoopi Goldberg introduced Burgess as potentially “the final nail in the coffin of Bill O’Reilly’s career at Fox News.” (RELATED: Bill O’Reilly Responds To Being Let Go By Fox News)
According to Burgess, the harassment started pretty much immediately. “Within the first week and a half of me working [at Fox News] … he always walked past my desk, and he made, like, a grunting noise.”
She recounted her previously reported claims of him regularly grunting and leering at her whenever no one else was around. After some time, she started trying to ignore him, leading him to pass by her and say, “Hey, hot chocolate,” without looking at her.
Burgess described this particular comment as “plantational.”