O’REILLY: Well, I did what I was supposed to do.
I got what I wanted.
You know, I’m glad I got that.
And I know it wasn’t the best decision.
I’m a very lucky man.
I’ve been a public person for 40 years, and I’ve never been in the position where I’m in right now, where I can be a public voice and be able to say things about men.
I can’t do that anymore.
I know that.
You don’t get to be a good public person if you can’t say anything about men, you know?
The other thing I would say is that I think the public is going to see through all this.
They’re going to be outraged by it.
And they’re going see that Bill O. Reilly is no longer a public figure.
And the public will see that he’s a sexual harasser, too.
It’s not just Bill O., and Bill O’s lawyers are not going to get to defend him anymore.
The public will be outraged.
And if Bill O is not the person who gets the most heat in the public arena, then he’s going to have to change his ways and take a pay cut, too, to pay the people who have hurt him.
That’s the other thing, too: The public wants a good person in politics who is honest and straightforward.
Bill O will have to be.
And he has to come out and say he is going out there and defending Bill O, and that he has nothing to apologize for.
That he is a man of integrity and integrity is the way that he’ll be treated.
And there’s no reason why he should not do that.
I think it will be an embarrassment for him and a terrible thing for him to do for the country.
I don’t know what else he’s gonna do.
(APPLAUSE) But I know Bill O and I know how he’s always treated women, how he treated women in his life.
I also know Bill was very supportive of me as I got started.
And that’s not the way to treat a woman.
I do think that Bill and I are going to go our separate ways.
But I think that the public and the country will be better off for it.
We’ve got to make sure that Bill’s reputation and the reputation of women in America are not damaged, and they’re not embarrassed by it, and people don’t want to do it again.
And then we’re going, well, let’s get rid of this.
Bill will be able, I think, to walk out of that and say, well that’s it.
I guess that’s how things will go.
(LAUGHTER) He will never have to face any more of the same issues.
I mean, if he’s ever gonna be held accountable for what he’s done, he’ll pay for it with his life, I guess.
And then he’ll go back to doing what he loves.
(CHEERING) And he will be remembered as a great American.
Thank you very much.
[APPLAUSIBLE] Thank you.
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