Bill O'Reilly 'Caught Cheating' in Child Custody Battle
Fox commentator allegedly hired neutral arbitrator
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2013 5:40 PM CDT
Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly appears on the Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Jan. 18, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

(Newser) – Bill O'Reilly's child custody battle with his ex-wife has gotten so ugly that he secretly hired the therapist designated as a neutral "arbitrator" in their disputes, Gawker reports. First, some backstory: The Fox News commentator separated from Maureen McPhilmy in 2011, and allegedly tried to start an internal affairs probe into her then-boyfriend, a police detective. Now O'Reilly's been caught paying six figures to Lynne Kulakowski, turning the custodial arbitrator into his children's nanny. In other juicy tidbits:

  • McPhilmy's Long Island parish 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.

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May 21, 2015 2:33 AM CDT
The good news is that the parish authorities were telling McPhilmy she couldn't tell her children that her marriage was "good" in the eyes of God, when if they didn't have that to do, they might have been out buggering children. Encouraging to see that O'Reilly, the anti Christian pariah seems to have bribed his way into the good graces of many of God's chosen here on Earth. Hope they weren't skimming on Jesus's cut.
Michael Scott
May 20, 2015 9:56 AM CDT
What makes these old farts believe that a half decent looking younger female have any long term plans other than to pump up their personal net worth then dump their wrinkled asses when they feel like it.
Mar 20, 2013 8:49 AM CDT
WOW! Louis Farrakhan said this would happen to you. Just another prophecy coming to pass by Louis Farrakhan. The time is now and what most be done O'Reilly.