But his claims on monday night were even more dramatic.
Bolling then points out that, unlike O'Reilly, who was sacked over the revelations of all those sexual harassment settlements, he "parted ways with Fox News in an amicable way and any reference to a firing is flatly wrong". "And I would give up my life to protect my children, but I find myself not being able to protect them because of things being said about me, their father".
On her show on Monday, Ms Kelly said that last November - two months before she left Fox for NBC - she emailed the network's co-presidents, Mr Shine and Jack Abernethy, to object to Mr O'Reilly's comments during a CBS News interview. At one point, O'Reilly claimed that previous reporting on his history of harassment had brought "indescribable pain" to his children (in front of whom he allegedly beat his ex-wife), and then appeared to blame journalists for the death of his former colleague Eric Bolling's son.
Since his firing, O'Reilly has started "No Spin News", a podcast and video newscast for paying subscribers. According to Hollywood Reporter editor Paul Bond, "every new tidbit involving sexual misconduct at the conglomerate's Fox News cash cow inches them closer to squashing the transaction". He had worked at Fox for about 10 years.
Fox News fired O'Reilly in April.He had reigned as the top-rated host on cable news for years, weeks after the Times reported on settlements that he, Fox News and the network's parent company 21st Century Fox - together or separately - had made with women who had accused him of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior.
"I urge you to think about what you put in your newspaper", O'Reilly said.
The presenter, who was sacked from Fox News in April, is thought to have made settlements with at least six women since 2004.
"I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in the tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling", Bolling said in a statement on Monday.
An initial report from TMZ claimed the cause of death was suicide, but this was never confirmed, and Bolling himself has indicated several times this was not the case. "My parting from Fox News was in no way connected to.my son's passing".
"Apologies to Eric Bolling and prayers for him and his family".