is currently in hot water over a sexual harassment complaint filed by a former
associate producer, who accuses the Fox TV host of inappropriate behavior.
DTP/ Def Jam rapper
Ludacris, who O’Reilly took to task over explicit lyrics, had a few words
for his nemesis – void of overt hatred or ill will.
Last year O’Reilly
led a movement that caused Ludacris to lose an endorsement deal with Pepsi.
be real, I always give somebody the benefit of the doubt,” Ludacris told
AllHipHop.com. “He’s just being accused. It’s innocent until
proven guilty. Its just bad press for him now.”
According to reports,
former associate producer Andrea Mackris claims that O’ Reilly bought
her a vibrator and gave her instructions on how to use it.
supporters have denied the claim and pointed out that Mackris, a former White
House intern, turned down a $2 million dollar settlement in order to pursue
$60 million dollars, which the talking head described as “extortion.”
Despite the denial
of wrong doing, Mackris alleges that she has confirmation of her sexual harassment
claims, a tape of the conversations.
in on the alleged evidence against the "O’Reilly Factor" host.
that there [might be] proof that he said ‘certain words’ is really
killing me,” Ludacris laughed. “I’d be lying if I didn’t
say it brings a smile to my face. These are words that I say and this mother
f**ker is saying the same words that I say and is criticizing me?”
O’Reilly, who has
a wife and two children, said the tapes would vindicate him.
Mackris and her
attorney, Benedict Morelli, have been ordered to appear in New York State Supreme
Court this Friday, to prove the tapes exist and to "show cause" as
to why O’Reilly’s lawyers cannot examine them.
remained affable regarding the case, O’Reilly isn’t out of Ludacris’
crosshairs just yet.
not going to say that I am going to exploit it to the fullest, but I am going
to have a field day with it,” Ludacris said. “I’m not going
to say exactly what I’m going to do.
Mackris, an associated
producer of “The O’Reilly Factor,” claims that O’ Reilly
started to sexually harass her in 2002. O’Reilly has since countered with
his own lawsuit, claiming that Mackris is attempting to extort him.
In the lawsuit,
Mackris claims that O’Reilly bragged about trysts with two Scandinavian
women and his sexual exploits with women in Bangkok.
A 2002 interview
with Stuff magazine lent credibility to Mackris’ claims.
beautiful women in the world are located in two countries: Norway and Thailand,”
O’Reilly told the magazine. “No question. It’s just a matter of
genetics. You have Norwegians: They are blond and blue-eyed. They are healthy.
They are tall and Viking-esque. In Thailand, it’s just a very elegant look.
Beautiful women. The most unattractive women in the world are probably in the
Muslim countries. You can’t see them."
may take a few shots at O’Reilly, he stated that his career was moving
on and the O’Reilly and Pepsi incident were closed chapters in his career.
just say, I’ve had my time talking about this individual,” Ludacris
said. “But let’s just say this – I named my daughter Karma,
so there you have it.”
album, The Red Light District, drops on December 7.