NEW YORK (CBS) — Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly appeared to take a shot at colleague Megyn Kelly Tuesday morning, saying he’s not interested in making their network “look bad.”
O’Reilly appeared on “CBS This Morning” to promote his new children’s book “Give Please A Chance.” When asked if he read Kelly’s new book, “Settle For More,” he said he hasn’t.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Stormy Afternoon Brings In Seasonal Temperatures For Early Next Week
“Look, I’m trying to stay out of any of that kind of stuff. It doesn’t pertain to my life. I wish her well. She’s a very smart woman. It’s a very tough book environment. We’ll see if people respond to it,” the host of “The O’Reilly Factor” said. “I have not read it, but it’s not a diss. It just came out. I’ll look at it.”
He added, “I’m not that interested in this.”
When questioned about the sexual harassment allegations surrounding former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, O’Reilly responded that he’s “not interested in making my network look bad.”
“I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad,” O’Reilly told “CBS This Morning.” “I’m not interested in making my network look bad, at all. That doesn’t interest me one bit.”
Kelly, who appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday, revealed that Ailes tried to kiss her a few times while he was in charge.
“He tried to kiss me three times. So I rejected that, and when I rejected that he asked me when my contract was up,” Kelly said.READ MORE: Flyers Fans Return To Packed Wells Fargo Center For First Time In More Than 500 Days
Kelly added that it would’ve been a “suicide mission” for her career had she spoke about the incidents sooner.
“A woman can be harassed and then go on to have a good working relationship with the man harassing her, and that is what happened in my case,” Kelly told “Good Morning America.”
O’Reilly was asked if he believes Kelly is making Fox News look bad.
“I don’t know, but I’m not going to even bother with it. I’ve got a country that’s in a political transition, I’ve got a kids book that I want millions of kids to look at. That’s what I’m interested in, not making my network look bad,” O’Reilly told “CBS This Morning.”
O’Reilly said that it has been “open season” on Fox News.
“I’ve had enough of it. It’s a good place to work, all right? We do good work. We do honest work there, so I’m not going to buy into let’s use the Fox News Channel as a piñata. I don’t think that’s right,” O’Reilly explained.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Hits Multiple Pedestrians Outside Of High School Football Game In Wilmington
Ailes resigned from Fox News in July over sexual harassment allegations. He has denied any wrongdoing.