May 30, 2015
Bill O'Reilly Allegedly Dragged His Wife By Her Hair Down Stairs, Caveman Style
Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly is alleged to have physically assaulted his ex-wife by dragging her down a staircase by the neck, according to evidence heard during a bitter court battle over custody of their two children.
A hard fought three-year custody dispute between O'Reilly and ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy finally ended last month when a Nassau County Supreme Court justice granted custody of the couple's two kids to their mother.
During the closed hearing a court-appointed forensic examiner testified that daughter Madeline, who is now 16, claimed she had witnessed her father dragging her mother down a staircase by her neck, reports Gawker.
Bill O'Reilly forced to deny accusations he physically assaulted his ex-wife prior to 2010 split by dragging her 'down a staircase by the neck'
The Fox News anchor is alleged to have physically assaulted his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy by dragging her down a staircase by the neck
A court-appointed forensic examiner said O'Reilly's daughter told him about the incident as part of her parent's hard fought custody battle
Daughter Madeline, who is now 16, claimed she had witnessed her father dragging her mother down a staircase by her neck
O'Reilly issued a statement via his personal attorney in which he has called the allegations '100 percent false'
By DAVID MCCORMACK FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 18:22 EST, 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 21:21 EST, 18 May 2015