Fox News is cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly, stemming from a New York Times report from April 1 that the TV host had paid $13 million to settle five cases against alleging sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. O’Reilly denies the charges.
“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations,” parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement, “the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”
Wednesday’s decision seemed unimaginable a few short weeks ago, given O’Reilly’s long reign as the top-rated host in cable news.
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