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Bill O'Reilly 'Mad At God' For Sexual Harassment Claims

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Bill O'Reilly placed a lot of blame on the media for his firing from Fox News in April, but now the former host is turning his ire at a new target: God. 

"You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I'm mad at him," O'Reilly said on his web series "No Spin News," according to CNN. "I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn't happen. I can't explain it to you. Yeah, I'm mad at him."

O'Reilly was ousted from Fox News after a series of sexual harassment allegations and settlements were uncovered by a New York Times investigation. 

The former "The O'Reilly Factor" host has claimed innocence, denying any accusations of sexual harassment. 

On Oct. 21, the Times reported that O'Reilly had paid a Fox News legal analyst $32 million as part of a previously unreported settlement over sexual harassment allegations. 

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While being interviewed by the Times, O'Reilly again said that all allegations against him were false and that he only settled these cases to protect his children. 

"It's politically and financially motivated and we can prove it with shocking information, but I'm not going to sit here in a courtroom for a year and a half and let my kids get beaten up every single day of their lives by a tabloid press that would sit there, and you know it," he said.

"This is horrible, it's horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through," O'Reilly continued. "This is crap, and you know it."

During the Oct. 23 episode of "No Spin News," O'Reilly continued his denials, saying his enemies would "literally kill me" if they could, according to CNN. 

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"If I die tomorrow and I get an opportunity, I'll say: 'Why'd you guys work me over like that? Didn't [you] know my children were going to be punished? And they're innocent,''" he said. "But then I think about people who have it much, much rougher than me. And you know, I'm a big mouth. I'm a target. They're not targets."

O'Reilly placed most of the blame on the Times, saying that the Oct. 21 story was intended to "kill him again." 

"So they came back with another bunch of garbage. I talked to them this time just to see the devil that I was dealing with," he said. "And I truly believe that these people at The New York Times are out to hurt people with whom they disagree. They don't want me in the marketplace. That's what this is all about."

Sources: CNN, The New York Times / Featured Image: Johnny Silvercloud/Flickr / Embedded Images: Richard Drew/The Associated Press via The Washington Post, Getty Images via BBC

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