Fox ousts Bill O'Reilly after sexual harassment allegations, probe

Fox News is parting ways with Bill O'Reilly, who for years stood as one of cable news' most popular hosts.

Its former chairman, Roger Ailes, was accused of the same thing by multiple female employees, most famously anchor Gretchen Carlson, who extracted a $20 million payment from 21st Century Fox over her allegations that she suffered harassment and retaliation.

Five women, mainly former Fox staff, had been quietly paid a total of A$17 million following their allegations that O'Reilly over a number of years had sexually harassed them.

This story has been corrected to show that the downfall of O'Reilly began with an April 1, not April 2 report in The New York Times.

Corporate parent of Fox News, 21 Century Fox, issued this statement: "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 has spent 21 years at Fox News and his popularity was a key force in taking Fox News to the top of cable news rankings in the early 2000s.

O'Reilly's dismissal doesn't signal any change of direction for the network: Fox said conservative pundit Tucker Carlson would move into O'Reilly's time slot - the second time in three months he's replaced an exiting prime-time personality.

Although O'Reilly's viewerships increased during the controversy, the ad revenue loss and the steady drumbeat of negative publicity proved too much for the Murdoch family- Rupert and sons Lachlan and James - who control the Fox empire.

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Perino closed Wednesday's show saying: "It is the end of an era here at Fox News Channel". O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following report. In fact, his success, by any measure, is indisputable.

The contributor, Jehmu Greene, said she called Paul, Weiss on Wednesday to report inappropriate behavior by O'Reilly. One former Fox personality, Juliet Huddy, said she pulled away and fell to the ground when he tried to kiss her, and he didn't help her up, the Times reported. The probe was conducted by the same law firm that looked into sexual harassment charges against then Fox chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who denied the allegations, but resigned previous year in a $40 million separation agreement with Fox. At the end of the show, she paid him a warm tribute. So then I went to my boss' office, I was called into my boss's office, "What can we do it's Bill. there's nothing we can do, we're sorry this happened to you, but there's nothing we can do". Before the segment, the two discussed a bet they had made for dinner.

The actual, real-life Colbert addressed O'Reilly's firing during the monologue of Wednesday night's Late Show and kindly uploaded it to Twitter so we could all get an advanced viewing.

"Paying settlements to cover up O'Reilly's egregious harassment was a cost of doing business as long as it was confidential", said attorney Debra Katz, founding partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks, which handles employment discrimination cases.

"First of all, I think that right now, the world's oldest profession is getting a great deal more respect among the American people than the so-called profession of journalism", Huckabee replied. "He likes to put up dirty pictures and ask pretty girls to talk about them, '" Powers said.

Representatives for 21st Century Fox and O'Reilly did not immediately respond to requests for comment about Greene's allegations.

But O'Reilly's program showed that a single compelling host with a consistent approach could draw a loyal and large audience.

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