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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Let’s Translate the Affidavit That Bill O’Reilly Believes ‘Repudiates’ the Allegations Against Him


By National Review, Oct. 23, 2017

Today Bill O’Reilly released the full text of an affidavit by former Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl. O’Reilly claims on his website that this affidavit repudiates “all allegations” against him. It does no such thing.


Before we analyze and translate the short text of the document, keep in mind that statements like this aren’t uncommon after settlements — especially when those settlements involve prominent people or prominent institutions. Part of the “purchase price” of the settlement often includes a statement that defendants use to try to claim that the litigation was nonsense from the beginning. Plaintiffs will accept the payout and do their best to negotiate language that’s as meaningless as possible. They want the settlement amount to do the talking.


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