“Late Show” hostStephen Colbertisn’t buying it.
Former Fox News personality Bill O’Reillyclaims he’s innocent of sexual harassment allegations despite a report in The New York Times that said hepaid $32 million to settlejust one of multiple cases. But Colbert, who based his “Colbert Report” persona on O’Reilly, described the payment as “exactly the sort of thing you do when you’re innocent.”
Colbert also called out Fox News forrenewing O’Reilly’s contractearlier this year despite reportedly being aware of the allegations.
“It’s shocking that Fox News knew about all these sexual harassment settlements and kept him employed for so long,” Colbert said. “But maybe they were just trying to protect their female employees becauseif Bill’s on camera, that’s one hour a day they knew he’s not groping somebody.”
O’Reilly wasbooted from the network in Aprilamid reports of additional sexual harassment allegations and settlements.
See Colbert’s full takedown of the man he called “the scrotum who wished to be a real boy” in the clip above.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.