Bill O’Reilly had police investigate his wife’s boyfriend
Did the Fox News anchor use his power to get back at his wife?
Fox news anchor, Bill O’Reilly, used his contacts to have the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) internal affairs investigate his wife, Maureen’s boyfriend, a detective in the Long Island community.
The media blog Gawker has found evidence to suggest that O’Reilly used the police department as his own personal private eye agency as his 15-year marriage to Maureen broke down.
Last June Maureen McPhilmy O’Reilly, bought herself a separate home and changed her voting registration accordingly while Bill remained in the family home.
A 23-year veteran of the Nassau County Police Department, Richard Harasym, works as a detective in the internal affair unit. Last summer he was called into the office of Inspector Neil Delargy and asked to take on a special assignment: to launch an investigation into a fellow officer and who he was dating.
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A source told gawker Harasym told him 'You'll never guess what happened to me the other day. Do you know Bill O'Reilly? I got called into my boss' office saying they wanted me to meet with these two PI's working for O'Reilly to go over some information because a detective was having an affair with O'Reilly's wife."
The internal affair detective was offered no other reason for investigating the unmarried detective other than the alleged infidelity. The source told Gawker “The order was to investigate this detective not for any misdeeds but to see if they could get anything on him. Delargy also told him to tell the detective to back off (the affair)."
Harasym’s inspector gave him two reasons the case was highly sensitive: the order came from the then-police commissioner Lawrence Mulvey and secondly that O’Reilly was considering making a large contribution to the Nassau County Police Department Foundation.
“These internal affairs cops were on the case at the behest of Mulvey in order to get O'Reilly's funds” said the source.
Harasym refused the assignment. After 12 years with the internal affairs department he was soon transferred. It’s still unclear whether the case was assigned to another detective.
Commissioner Mulvey retired in April 2011. When Gawker went to him for a comment on the investigation he said “I don't know if the investigation is ongoing or concluded so I wouldn't comment. But I will tell you this much: I was never contacted by Bill O'Reilly or anyone associated with him and asked to launch an investigation."
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