Somerset Nelson | 21 South News | 04:00 19 April 2017 | Updated 13:21
UPDATE: Fox News has officially cut ties with Bill O’Reilly. Through the network’s parent company 21st Century Fox, the Murdochs issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon: “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”
O’Reilly doesn’t show up at Fox News Channel O’Reilly Factor. Dana Perino former press secretary under George W. Bush administration and political commentator as hosted tonight.
According to reporting in Wall Street Journal, Fox News is preparing to cut ties with star anchor Bill O’Reilly, according to people close to the situation.
New York Magazine contributor Gabriel Sherman, biographer of ex-Fox News president Roger Ailes, reported Tuesday that ” Rupert Murdoch family, who control the men who control 21st Century Fox are considering pulling The O’Reilly Factor off air amid accusations of sexual harassment against prime time host Bill O’Reilly
Earlier this month, New York Times reported that 21st Century Fox have made payments totaling roughly $13 million to settle complaints made by women who worked as on-air contributors or producers during his time at the channel, which dates back to 1996, the year Fox News launched. O’Reilly is the host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the news channel’s most popular show.
Fox initially backed O’Reilly over the settlement, arguing that he had “resolved those he regarded as his personal responsibility.”
According to Brietbart news, However, Sherman’s sources claim that Murdoch’s sons, James and Lachlan, have argued that O’Reilly should be let go, but their father Rupert Murdoch opposes the idea,
The report also speculated that the decision could affect the Murdoch family’s pending $14 billion deal to re-buy European-based TV provider Sky, with a decision to sack O’Reilly likely to increase Murdoch’s favorability with media regulators Ofcom.
On Tuesday evening, Protestors gathered around Fox News’ headquarters in New York City Tuesday to call for Fox news to fired Bill O’Reilley.
Marc E. Kasowitz, lawyer of attorney who said his client is being targeted by liberal groups who are out to “destroy” him. “Bill O’Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America,” Kasowitz said in a statement. “It was far-left smear campaign on Bill O’Reily”. She also said.
Last year, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigned amid sexual harassment against feamale anchors, including Gretchen Carlson and anchor Megyn Kelly. But Mr. Ailas lawyers said he never sexually harassed Ms. Kelly.
Mr. Ailes was powerful man in media business before he exited from Fox news.
O’Reilley factor is a longest running talk show on Fox news and most popular and top rated show in America.
O’Reilly Still Vacation !! his fan tweets ” Come back Bill Please Come Back”