ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bill O'Reilly's Divorce From Hell

Updated on May 19, 2015
The O'Reilly's in happier days
The O'Reilly's in happier days
The object of Bill O'Reilly's sexual advances and sexual harassment lawsuit
The object of Bill O'Reilly's sexual advances and sexual harassment lawsuit

Many like Bill O'Reilly. I do. I like his straight forwardness and willing to confront others to get the facts, much like CBS' Mike Wallace. While the "spin" usually stops with Bill O'Reilly in his nightly newscast, now it stops on him, as just another person. But, it must be difficult living with him.

Maureen McPhilmy and Bill were married sometime around 1996. Like most marriages, things were fine for many years. They have two kids, ages, 13 and 10. Life for the very rich was idyllic, how could it not? Plenty of money, living in huge estates and fancy cars. However, for Maureen, discontent happened and what was thought as eternal love became living hell and she began having an affair with a Nassau County detective, that ironically, Bill made large donations to. When Bill found out, because he had made large donations to the Nassau County Poilce, he wanted the Chief of Police to do something about it. It was his way of harassing her via her new lover. But Bill (60), himself, in 2004, had his own sordid sexually affair with NBC producer, Andrea Mackris (38), whom he repeatedly and vividly sexually harassed with threats, according to NBC staffers. It got so bad that Andrea filed a lawsuit against Bill for sexual harassment. Facing embarrassment and guilt, Bill settled the case out of court, buying her silence for a hefty sum.

The couple separated and a divorce was filed in April, 2010 and by September 2011, a divorce granted with 50\50 custody on alternate weeks. The court appointed a neutral therapist or act as a mediator. But, in just two months later, Maureen took Bill back to court claiming the court appointed therapist was actually being paid by Bill and earning a six-figure income! In effect, she was household member of Bill's new household when the kids were with him (another word is a "nanny"). The court agreed with her and it had altered the fairness of any mediation.

The divorce became odder in 2013, in that, Maureen, got remarried soon afterwards to the detective Gary Gross. Bill, then, tried to get the marriage annulled (as if it never happened!) and tried to get the Catholic Church to excommunicate her because she took communion in the local parish. Bizarre, who cares? Right? Well, Bill donates $65,000 to the Catholic parishes, so his requests have some weight!

As details about the divorce filter out, one new revelation is that Bill's oldest daughter, now 16, stated to have witnessed her father dragging her mother down a staircase by her neck, apparently unaware that the daughter was watching. This startling revelation came out last year and occurred in 2010.

Will Bill now face charges of domestic abuse? Probably not. Maureen never charged him with that and like any bad divorce, it is abuse enough. Everyone will forever be scarred in some way.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      well, then, I guess you are not a fan! LOL! True, he does have an ego and he is harsh at times, but, he does give you good balance into news stories unlike MSNBC and others. There is good and bad.

    • fpherj48 profile image


      3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Bill O'Reilly......Perfect example of just another ordinary ego-inflated, blow hard bully who has allowed his seeming popularity & wealth take an obnoxious turn.

      The "Spin" starts with Bill and stops when his bias, openly aggressive media control, spills over into his personal life and he is publicly exposed as your basic A$$hole.

      "The Folks," as Bill loves to refer to everyday American little people appear to have come out of their fog to see right through this man with a self-induced delusion that he's ALL THAT.

      It is about time.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Yeah, it was pretty amazing. I guess his private life is a total mess.

    • point2make profile image


      3 years ago

      Wow....I think that's more information about Bill O'Reilly than I wanted to know. It is amazing what goes on behind closed, and not so closed, doors with these people. Good hub always!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)