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US Rep. Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/6/2017
In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on Oct. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York. Waters told MSNBC's Chris Hayes on April 5, 2017, that O'Reilly "needs to go to jail" over sexual harassment allegations. (AP Photos/Richard Shotwell, left, and Richard Drew) © The Associated Press In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on Oct. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York. Waters told MSNBC's Chris Hayes on April 5, 2017, that O'Reilly "needs to go to jail" over sexual harassment allegations. (AP Photos/Richard Shotwell, left, and Richard Drew)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters says Fox News host Bill O'Reilly "needs to go to jail" over sexual harassment allegations.

The Democratic congresswoman from California told MSNBC's Chris Hayes during a Wednesday appearance that it's "all catching up with O'Reilly" and described the situation at Fox News as a "sexual harassment enterprise." The New York Times has reported that O'Reilly and his employer have paid $13 million to five women to settle allegations he mistreated them. O'Reilly hasn't admitted any wrongdoing.

Waters also criticized President Donald Trump for defending the Fox News star, saying his words of support are "coming out of the mouth of someone who has said some terrible things about women." She calls O'Reilly and Trump "two of a kind."

O'Reilly was forced to apologize last week for a glib remark about Waters' hair.

Fox News didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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