“Family Values” Hypocrite Bill O’Reilly Loses Custody Of Kids After Choking His Wife
Bill O’Reilly loses custody battle with ex-wife over their two kids
Bill O'Reilly and his now ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy during happier times.
Bill O’Reilly can’t put a spin on this: his kids don’t want to live with him.
A New York appeals court has upheld a ruling that denied the Fox News host status as sole decision-maker for the 16-year-old daughter and 12-year old-son he had with his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy.
“There is a sound and substantial basis for the Supreme Court's determination that it is in the best interests of the children for the mother to be awarded primary residential custody,” the four-judge Appellate Division panel wrote.
“Particularly relevant in this case are the clearly stated preferences of the children, especially considering their age and maturity, and the quality of the home environment provided by the mother.”
O’Reilly will have visitation rights with his kids on alternating weekends and other days.
As for his bid to be the sole decision maker, the “O’Reilly Factor” host will have to take a more fair and balanced approach — he has to share joint authority over the kids with his ex-wife, the appeals court said.
The ruling said “the record supports the court's finding that if either parent were awarded sole decision-making authority, there would be a danger that it would be used to exclude the other parent from meaningful participation in the children's lives.”