Fox News has made a decision to part ways with star cable news host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, the company said.
21st Century Fox issued a statement about the same, clarifying that the O'Reilly Factor host would "not be returning to the Fox News Channel".
Lisa Bloom, who represents three women accusing O'Reilly of sexual harassment, called the announcement by Fox News a victory for victims who were courageous enough to come forward and hopes more will now do the same.
But it was O'Reilly who created the template for how to succeed in cable TV punditry, delighting his viewers with unapologetic attacks on liberal politicians and media members that he delivered with gusto.
O'Reilly's behavior has been under scrutiny since a report in The New York Times that said he and Fox News have paid $13 million in settlements to women who have accused him of sexual harassment or abusive behavior going back to 2002.
The attorney who represented Gretchen Carlson in her successful sexual harassment action against Fox last summer was quoted in Deadline,"The departure of Bill O'Reilly is an important next step to clean up Fox News and make it a respectful and professional work environment".More news: National Hockey League playoffs: Senators at Bruins Game 3
O'Reilly, who has been off the air on vacation since April 11, said in a written statement he was proud of the "unprecedented success" at Fox.
For American conservatives who reject the RINO establishment, O'Reilly will not be missed.
On Wednesday afternoon, Fox News officially cut "The O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly.
Off-camera unseen forces raged against him, culminating in Fox News Channel's admission today that O'Reilly is getting the boot. His departure is a significant blow to the Fox News lineup, which dominated the prime-time cable news ratings.
Carlson's show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight", will take over O'Reilly's time slot on Monday, April 24.
"Afterwards, O'Reilly simply said "let's get out of here".More news: Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market
Following the Times story, 21st Century Fox said it had asked the same law firm that investigated Ailes to look into O'Reilly's behaviour.
O'Reilly remained defiant, calling it "disheartening" that he was pushed out of the network "due to completely unfounded claims". O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following report.
"You may not know this, but Bill O'Reilly was the biggest figure in the history of cable news", Noah explained, before launching a clip package of various ways in which O'Reilly argued white people are persecuted.
But many of O'Reilly's fans took to social media to express their unhappiness at losing their hero.
For the remainder of this week, "The O'Reilly Factor" will continue with guest hosts Dana Perino on Wednesday and Thursday night and Greg Gutfeld on Friday night.
Kelly was also one of the accusers and detailed Ailes' behavior in her best-selling book, "Settle for More". You failed him, you failed Bill O'Reilly.More news: Fresno shooting suspect due in court on murder charge
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