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A woman who settled a harassment complaint against former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly alleges in a new suit that he and the network breached their nondisparagement and confidentiality agreements after she was outed in a New York Times story about claims against O’Reilly.

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein claims in her U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York suit Bernstein v. O’Reilly, 17-cv-09483, that she was not the source of information for the April 1 story that appeared in the Times. In it, Bernstein was personally identified as a “young producer” who, in 2002, was allegedly verbally assaulted by O’Reilly in the Fox newsroom.

The amount of the payout was not disclosed, though the story notes that the network paid five women about $13 million to forego litigation over O’Reilly’s behavior. According to the Times, Bernstein’s suit did not, unlike some of the other claims against O’Reilly, involve sexual harassment. She entered into an agreement with the cable news channel and O’Reilly in July 2002.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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