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A Los Angeles radio personality's claim that she was sexually harassed by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in 2013 is being investigated by the cable channel's parent company, 21 Century Fox.

"I told them I really appreciate that and let's get going as soon as possible".

In response to these allegations, 21st Century Fox said, "We have looked into these matters over the last few months and discussed them with O'Reilly".

A 21st Century Fox spokesman told CNNMoney that they take complaints seriously and have hired the law firm, Paul Weiss, to assist the company with the investigation.

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"On Friday, we received a call from a couple of attorneys who represent Fox News and they said that they are, indeed, going to do an investigation based on Wendy's complaint", Bloom said.

On Monday, Bloom said on Twitter that she had requested an independent investigation over "Paul Weiss' conflict as attorneys for Fox News", but was denied.

Before Walsh, five other women had come forward with similar allegations against O'Reilly, who paid $13M in settlement charges along with Fox. They filmed the phone call and posted the video to YouTube for posterity.

The National Organization for Women has also called for an independent investigation of what it calls a "culture of sexual harassment at Fox News". But most importantly, I'm a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way.

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I have to accept it. "I just keep in mind to myself that I think I have got the third- or fourth-best win record in the Premier League".

While corporations have made a stand against the Fox News' host, it is unclear if O'Reilly will face the same repercussions as Ailes.

Kurtz briefly covered the controversy, saying it's been a "rough week of media coverage for Fox News".

So far, Fox News has made it clear that they have no real interest in punishing O'Reilly for his criminal activity.

More than 30 companies have pulled ads from O'Reilly's Fox News show since the report, including BMW of North America, Allstate Corp, French pharmaceuticals maker Sanofi SA, direct marketer Constant Contact, men's clothing company Untuckit and mutual fund operator T. Rowe Price.

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Fox News has stood by O'Reilly, as it can financially withstand the impact of the advertiser defections by placing the commercials in other programs on the channel.