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Fox sacks Bill O'Reilly amid harassment storm

Fox sacks Bill O'Reilly amid harassment storm

The only way to know for sure is to be on the inside; from an outside point of view, the appearance is deeply troubling.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan are co-executive chairmen of the company and son James is chief executive officer. The agreements totalled about $13 million. O'Reilly could be totally innocent but when advertisers abandon ship, it's over.

The decision ends a more than 20-year career at Fox News for O'Reilly, who is a best-selling author as well as one of the most popular commentators on US television.

In a statement Wednesday, the channel confirmed that the TV adaptation is in early development for 2019.

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With a profit centre gone, 21st Century Fox stock fell nearly 1% on Wednesday in heavy trading. FILE - In this October 1, 2015 file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos in the set in NY.

"When Megyn Kelly left and they put Tucker Carlson in her slot, nothing happened", Will said. And right now, Fox is under the gun for this and also under a federal inquiry to see if it hid payments to women to try to keep it a secret - not only from the public but from shareholders, which could constitute a federal crime. The five women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his programme, according to the New York Times story. Five member Eric Bolling will debut at 5 p.m. Fox's panel show, The Five, will switch to 8 p.m. from its 5 p.m. position. The other prime-time hosts remain - Martha MacCallum at 7 p.m. and Sean Hannity at 10 p.m.

Will and O'Reilly famously had an intense shouting match in 2015 on The O'Reilly Factor after Will wrote a scathing review of O'Reilly's book, Killing Reagan.

Madison Avenue might be willing to place commercials it swiped from Bill O'Reilly back in his time slot, now that someone else is going to anchor it.

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While this is good news for human beings who think men of status shouldn't get away with sexual harassment, it also begs one important question: If a cable news commentator is forced out of his job for a long history of sexual harassment allegations, why shouldn't the President of the United States be held to the same standard?

Mr O'Reilly has been off the air since last Wednesday, part of what was billed as a planned vacation around the Easter holiday. O'Reilly was photographed in Rome shaking Pope Francis' hand on Wednesday.

O'Reilly's departure from Fox News marks a stunning end to a near flawless marriage.

Bill O'Reilly's 21-year career at Fox News has come to a sudden and ignoble end. Fox's longtime CEO Roger Ailes resigned abruptly amid similar sexual harassment charges last July.

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