Bill O'Reilly denies harassment allegations after losing job at Fox News

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 20, 2017

It is not known exactly how Fox News would handle O'Reilly's exit or whether he would be allowed to say goodbye to viewers on the air, according to the NY magazine report. He says it is "tremendously sad" to part ways with the network over claims he calls "completely unfounded", though O'Reilly does not clarify why he and his legal team refused to challenge the "completely unfounded" claims in court. "If whatever comes into the new slot make sense for us, we'll evaluate it when the time comes". "As we mentioned earlier, Bill O'Reilly is leaving this chair, and this network, after more than 20 years".

(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, File).

Murdoch and his sons are now considering whether or not to get rid of O'Reilly due to the multiple accusations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse that have been directed at him over more than a decade.

Despite the scandal, O'Reilly continued to attract viewers.

Bill O'Reilly may be officially leaving Fox News, but he is not departing the network quietly after many allegations against him.

Both Fox and O'Reilly confirmed O'Reilly's departure from the network earlier Wednesday.

Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters, cited allegations that Shine retaliated against women with reports against former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes as well as those who came forward against O'Reilly.

That certainly could happen, though it probably won't be easy.

NY magazine reported Wednesday, based on unnamed sources, that Rupert Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan, who run Fox parent 21st Century Fox, had decided that O'Reilly was out and executives were planning the exit.

Carlson's show had moved to the 9 p.m. spot Megyn Kelly left Fox News in November.

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.

Walsh, who was once a contributor on "The O'Reilly Factor", told CNN that she was "thrilled that a corporation has made this seismic shift to put women's rights ahead of their bottom line". The channel's majority owner is Fox News Channel parent company 21st Century Fox.

It would be nice, too, to think Fox just grew tired of O'Reilly's smearing and belittling of decent people: the gifted California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, whom O'Reilly trashed so Liu wouldn't get a federal appeals court appointment.

Tucker Carlson will fill O'Reilly's 8 p.m.

The show itself will be removed from the lineup beginning Monday.

Others figure that O'Reilly's firing won't be a sticking point for most Fox viewers. Advertisers may have been reluctant to return if there were continuing harassment complaints. It's now trying again, although a United Kingdom media regulator must certify that the combined company would be a "fit and proper" owner of the broadcaster.

O'Reilly has denied any wrong doing.

The U.S. Attorney's office in NY is investigating how 21st Century Fox handled the Roger Ailes scandal.

A bigger issue for investors is what the Murdochs will do to prevent the company being in the headlines again just a few months from now, Wieser said.

"It is the end of an era here at the Fox News Channel", she said. Inside the company too, women expressed outrage and questioned whether top executives were serious about maintaining a culture based on "trust and respect".

Following the report on the harassment allegations, several major companies pulled their advertising from the show, including German carmakers BMW and Mercedes Benz.

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