Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News

Lynette Rowe
April 21, 2017

O'Reilly's ouster comes nine months after the forced resignation of former chairman Roger Ailes, who several women accused of sexual harassment allegations that he denied.

If the company "genuinely wants to achieve that result, it will resolve without delay the claims of women, like Julie Roginsky, who have been harassed, intimidated, demeaned and discriminated against", her statement reads.

He called O'Reilly "the biggest star in the 20 year history at Fox News", but said that some female staffers at the network had grown "uncomfortable" with the idea of him staying on board.

A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, O'Reilly has been an anchor at Fox News since he started at the network in 1996.

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Dozens of advertisers ditched "The O'Reilly Factor" after a New York Times report detailed $13 million in payouts to five women over his alleged unpleasant behavior; more allegations subsequently emerged.

The departed O'Reilly's "The Factor" will continue through this week with Dana Perino hosting Wednesday and Thursday night, and Greg Gutfield on Friday.

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"He caught up with me and said, "no, come back to my suite", Dr Walsh said, adding she refused the request.

"The only reason I am telling this story is because Gretchen came out and took on Fox News", Powers said.

Representatives at Fox News and its parent, Twenty-First Century Fox, were not immediately available for comment about how O'Reilly might be replaced. "Certainly they make things better for America". It didn't help that the controversy was set in motion by the Times, a publication hated in conservative circles. The New York Times reported that O'Reilly's behavior factored in to Kelly's exit. Marc Kasowitz, O'Reilly's lawyer, said in a statement on Tuesday that the television host "has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America".

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"Women's voices are finally being heard and I'm elated", she told CNN.

O'Reilly is also one of the country's most popular nonfiction authors. The books in his "Killing" historical series, including "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Reagan", have consistently sold 1 million or more copies in hardcover, a rare achievement in publishing, and his platform on Fox enabled him to promote his work.

On Wednesday, he was seated in the VIP section, where a photographer from the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano snapped a photo of Francis reaching out to shake his hand. Yesterday, an African American woman who worked as a clerical worker in 2008 at Fox News, claimed O'Reilly engaged in a pattern of harassment that lasted for months including making animal noises at her, staring at her cleavage and calling her "hot chocolate".

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