JUST IN: Bill O’Reilly won't be returning to Fox News: "The Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning." pic.twitter.com/KrqZX4vkt4
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 19, 2017
In a very brief statement, 21st Century Fox said:
Breaking – O'Reilly out at Fox. Tucker Carlson in? @MMFlintpic.twitter.com/TNZZ478C6w
— nick mckinney (@yabutmckinney) April 19, 2017
From the New York Times:
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Mr. O’Reilly’s departure comes two and a half weeks after an investigation by The New York Times revealed how Fox News and 21st Century Fox had repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly even as sexual harassment allegations piled up against him. The Times found that the company and Mr. O’Reilly reached settlements with five women who had complained about sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.
Since then, more than 50 advertisers had abandoned his show, and women’s rights groups called for his ouster. Inside the company, women expressed outrage and questioned whether top executives were serious about maintaining a culture based on “trust and respect,” as they had promised last summer when another sexual harassment scandal forced the ouster of Fox News’s chairman, Roger Ailes.