Bill O'Reilly face criminal charges for assaulting his wife, but only if the charges are backed up by sufficient evidence. Relying on the mere words of an accuser, without more, is a dangerous precedent to set. Far too often innocent people have been run through the justice system only to find that the accusations were false.
Yes, Bill O'Reilly should face criminal charges for assaulting his wife. Assaulting a person is a crime even if the person is one's spouse. Bill O'Reilly committed the crime of assault and he should be charged as such. Even famous people should face charges for assault against their spouses in order to prevent this from occurring.
I don't care if he is a huge celebrity or a public figure, when you hit a woman you have to face the consequences. Violence against women is unacceptable in all forms and since this is a person many people watch he should be prosecuted to make sure the people watching understand just how serious his crime was.
Why would he not face criminal charges? Because he's a famous clown like Donald Trump? ALL people need to be treated and face the same punishment when committing a crime, its sickening to know that just because someone is famous or has money they do not get the same treatment everyone else does.