Bill O’Reilly Wages Holy War Against Ex-Wife
Bill O’Reilly wants his ex-wife to go to Hell. Literally. The Fox News Anchor, known for his explosive temper and slippery persona, is trying to manipulate the system in order to win a child custody battle with his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, from whom he separated in 2010.
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The blustery anchorman and spokesperson for the republican party, attempted to initiate an internal affairs probe into her then-boyfriend, a police detective. If that wasn’t bad enough the bellicose barker has been caught paying six figures to Lynne Kulakowski, turning the custodial arbitrator into his children’s nanny, reports Gawker
Here’s some other salacious tidbits:
- McPhilmy’s Long Island parish (she’s Catholic) has reprimanded her for divorcing O’Reilly and marrying her detective boyfriend. The church warned that she can’t tell her kids that God approves of her second marriage. Gawker notes that O’Reilly gave over $65,000 to New York Catholic schools and parishes in 2011 and carries influence with the archdiocese.
- O’Reilly is trying to annul his 15-year marriage to McPhilmy. Gawker snidely presumes that this would validate his 2004 escapade with a former producer who filed sexual harassment charges against him.
- An appellate court has ordered an independent attorney to represent O’Reilly and McPhilmy’s children, a sign that things are getting “particularly poisonous,” notes Gawker.
As previously reported, the Fox News falafelist became separated from his former wife at some point in 2011, and later went on an apparently corrupt crusade to destroy the career of the Nassau County detective she was dating.
It is now confirmed that O’Reilly and McPhilmy have been formally divorced, that she has since married the detective, and that O’Reilly is in the midst of a scorched-earth custody battle—dubbed, appropriately enough, Anonymous v. Anonymous—over the ex-couple’s two children. It involves a surreptitious attempt by O’Reilly to undermine his custody arrangement by hiring, as a member of his household staff, the woman he and his ex had agreed on as a neutral arbiter of their disputes. It also involves O’Reilly’s attempts to annul his marriage and have McPhilmy potentially booted from the Catholic Church.
It’s getting pretty hot in O’Reilly’s kitchen, then again when the devil is cooking the eggs, that comes as no surprise.
We contacted Fox News, O’Reilly’s attorney, Kulakowski, and Greenfield for comment; none did. No surprise there dudes.
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