Skip to Content

Bill O’Reilly’s divorce from Maureen McPhilmy was/is so ugly, he is trying to get his ex-wife booted from the Catholic Church, according to a new report.

The Fox News personality became estranged/separated from Maureen McPhilmy, with whom he has two adolescent children, at some point in 2010.

According to sources, O’Reilly then went on a crusade to ruin the career of the Nassau County Police detective she was dating – and has since married.

O'Reilly, Bill
(Getty Images)

O’Reilly is now in the midst of a scorched-earth custody battle over the ex-couple’s two children, even as he undermines his own custody arrangement.

How’s he doing that, you ask?


By hiring, as a member of his household staff, the woman he and his ex-wife had agreed on as a neutral arbiter of their disputes going forward.

It also involves O’Reilly’s attempts to annul his marriage (rather than merely ending it) and have McPhilmy potentially booted from the Catholic Church.

In May 2010, O’Reilly and his wife became estranged and began living in separate houses less than half a mile from each other on Long Island.

In 2011, O’Reilly allegedly used connections with the Nassau County P.D. to try to launch an internal affairs investigation into McPhilmy’s new boyfriend.

Relations between them only got uglier from there … years later.

The Catholic Church is even involved in this now, believe it or not.

Follow the link to continue reading Gawker’s investigative report