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Bill O'Reilly's divorce has become the target of further rumors this week, after Gawker blogger John Cook had a lengthy piece published by the site claiming that the Fox News host started a campaign of harassment against Maureen McPhilmy after they separated in 2010.
Gawker has attempted to follow O'Reilly's divorce closely for a long time now, and previously had published an article alleging that O'Reilly managed to "launch an internal affairs investigation into McPhilmy's new boyfriend—a Nassau County detective—for the crime of sleeping with Bill O'Reilly's wife."
McPhilmy moved on after splitting from O'Reilly, and later married the detective in question. However, Gawker has claimed that court documents from a case between two anonymous people is in fact a court case between O'Reilly and ex-wife McPhilmy.
In the Gawker article, Cook states: "The mother claimed that the [father] had repeatedly violated conditions of the agreement. The mother further alleged that, after the execution of the agreement, the father had hired the children's therapist as a full-time employee to perform virtually all of his parental duties … The mother's affidavit contained specific allegations concerning the father's repeated violations of the custody provisions of the agreement since its inception."
The piece added, "Moreover, the full-time employment of the children's therapist, the person designated in the agreement as a neutral third-party 'arbitrator' of custodial disputes, by the father, constitutes a significant change of circumstance which could undermine the integrity of the agreement's custodial provisions."
The piece has also states: "Gawker has learned that McPhilmy has been formally reprimanded in writing by her church for continuing to take communion in her Long Island parish despite having been divorced and remarried—a no-no according to the Pope.
"The reprimand also instructed her to stop telling her children that her second marriage, to the Nassau County detective O'Reilly tried to destroy, is valid in the eyes of God. It warned her that if she didn't comply, harsher measures may be in order."
The full Gawker claims can be seen by clicking here.
Here is a previous video report from August 2011 on Bill O'Reilly's divorce and former Gawker claims: