I didn't know Bill O'Reilly "allegedly" dragged his wife down a flight of stairs by her hair
Fox News flamethrower Bill O’Reilly once allegedly assaulted his now ex-wife by dragging her by the neck down a staircase — in front of their young daughter.
The alleged assault happened at the couple’s Manhasset, L.I., mansion before O’Reilly and Maureen McPhilmy separated in 2010.
The explosive allegations were reported by Gawker.com on Monday.
The disturbing charges came out during a child custody battle in Nassau County Supreme Court that ended last month with a judge reportedly granting McPhilmy sole custody of their two children.
O’Reilly denied the abuse charges in a terse statement issued to the Daily News through his attorney, Fred Newman.
“All allegations against me in these circumstances are 100% false,” O’Reilly said. “I am going to respect the court-mandated confidentiality put in place to protect my children and will not comment any further.”
McPhilmy’s lawyer, Casey Greenfield, declined to comment when contacted by The News, and a Fox News representative also brushed off questions about the shocking incident.