21st Century Fox knew about her complaints and her threat to sue O'Reilly but was assured by the star and his lawyer that they would handle it personally but as part of her agreement with the star, she stopped working for the network.
Once he had reached his deal with Wiehl, O'Reilly's lawyers told the network it had been settled but did not disclose the cash amount he agreed to pay her.
O'Reilly pointed to that affidavit on Saturday in a furious response to the Times article which he labeled a 'smear piece'.
According to the Times, her complaints included claims of repeated harassment, a non-consensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her.
He and the network had already settled the claims of five other women who made similar allegations.
The accusation inspired other women to come forward with similar allegations against Ailes, who was fired soon afterward.
Ailes' ousting from the company in July 2016 set in motion an avalanche of change.
The Times ignored that evidence, sworn under oath, and chose to rely on unsubstantiated allegations, anonymous sources and incomplete leaked or stolen documents.
Here are the facts: after the Chairman of Fox News Roger Ailes was fired in July 2016, dozens of women accused scores of male employees of Fox News of harassment - including the current co-president of Fox News Jack Abernathy.21st Century Fox settled almost all these cases, paying out close to 0 million dollars. Ailes left the company, Fox News Corporation signed Bill O'Reilly to a record breaking new contract after the company had analyzed and considered all allegations against him. O'Reilly on April 1st, The New York Times printed inaccurate settlement figures while fully understanding that O'Reilly and his counsel are legally bound by confidentiality and cannot set the record straight.
Carlson was the first woman at Fox News last year to come forward and accuse then-CEO Roger Ailes of harassing her.
Ailes died this past May According to the Times, fresh allegations were brought against O'Reilly by Lis Wiehl, a former Fox News legal analyst who regularly appeared on his show.
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hit out at her onetime colleague at the right-leaning cable network, Bill O'Reilly, after it was learned on Saturday that he paid a whopping million to settle a sexual harassment claim.'Nobody pays m for false allegations - nobody,' Carlson tweeted on Saturday.
Her tweet was a response to a statement posted by O'Reilly in which he accuses The New York Times of smearing him.
In January 2017, Megyn Kelly announced she was leaving the network.