Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly admitted he was mad at God after the New York Times reported O'Reilly had paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim.

"You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I'm mad at him," O'Reilly said Monday on his web series, "No Spin News." "I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn't happen. I can't explain it to you. Yeah, I'm mad at him."

The settlement was with Lis Wiehl, a former Fox News legal analyst. O'Reilly signed a new contract with the network shortly after the settlement, but was consequently fired by the network in April.

In light of the report, O'Reilly also blamed the New York Times and said he was a target due to his wealth and fame.

"I truly believe that these people at the New York Times are out to hurt people with whom they disagree," he said. "They don't want me in the marketplace. That's what this is all about."

Former colleague Megyn Kelly criticized O'Reilly on her NBC morning show Monday in light of the New York Times report.

"O'Reilly's suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false," Kelly said on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." "I know because I complained."

In response, representatives for O'Reilly said it was an attempt to "maliciously smear him" and O'Reilly has denied the accusations.