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Bill O'Reilly accuser reveals identity, feels 'triumphant'

22 April 2017

A Twitter post by Media Matters president Angelo Carusone one day before O'Reilly was sacked promised that not only would O'Reilly be ousted, but so would Fox News co-president Bill Shine.

"I'd like to stop right now and welcome any orphan Bill O'Reilly viewers to our show tonight".

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Fox News has consistently been the most-watched network in all of cable television, not just news, over the past few months. And "The Five" will debut in primetime as CNN launches a special week of "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in that time slot.

Trump's most ardent defender on Fox, Sean Hannity, remains at 10 p.m. ET. Their agreements totaled about $13 million, the majority paid by O'Reilly himself, according to The Times.

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In addition, the man talked about his legacy at Fox News, with over two decades at the network and how he helped it grow over time. Some observers, like the NOW demonstrators, wonder if that can happen without further changes behind the scenes. With Ailes gone, O'Reilly had lost his most important protector and defender. "Not as much as women who've worked for Bill, but still, a whole lot", the host said. Paid ad minutes on "The O'Reilly Factor" plunged by more than two-thirds in the first week after the Times report, and there were protests outside Fox headquarters in NY. In a memo to employees, the senior Murdoch paid respect to O'Reilly's success, but said the company was committed "to fostering a work environment built on the values of respect and trust". Through all of this, O'Reilly has maintained his innocence and many are speculating that his severance package will amount to what Roger Ailes left with last summer and that was $40 million. Now she's come forward to be identified.

"One day he walks past my desk ... he walks past and says 'Hey, hot chocolate, '" she said. "It's all his fault", she said on "Anderson Cooper 360".

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"She also noted that the statute of limitations had run out, so Burgess could not seek a settlement as other women had, even if she desired to do so", the network said.