Bill O'Reilly Taking Vacation Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Danny Woods
April 20, 2017

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly announced on Tuesday's episode of the O'Reilly Factor that he's taking a long-anticipated vacation, but sources say the episode could be his last.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday's show, O'Reilly told viewers that he always take a little R&R around Easter time. "Last fall I booked a trip that should be terrific".

In addition, NY magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that 21st Century Fox CEO Jamie Murdoch wants O'Reilly taken off the air permanently, and is locked in a fight with Fox News Co-President Bill Shine, who wants the embattled host to stick around.

On Sunday, LawNewz.com reported on attorney Lisa Bloom's revelation that Fox News is investigating her client Wendy Walsh's sexual harassment claim against Bill O'Reilly.

And while advertisers flee, The O'Reilly Factor remains the most-watched program on cable news, in spite of the scandal.

After only a few short months in office, many people have come to realize that President Donald Trump gets a lot of his information from "the shows" - that is, weekday news talk shows. O'Reilly has said that he settled the lawsuit to "spare his children the pain of messy public ordeals" and that he was targeted because he is famous.

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The women who made allegations against Mr. O'Reilly either worked for him or appeared on his show.

James will hold a rally outside the Fox News headquarters Wednesday evening to protest the "culture of sexual assault and racism that the company has promoted and allowed".

Speaking of, the 39-year old comedian revealed during the Sunday night edition of "Last Week Tonight" that he was planning to buy ads on "The O'Reilly Factor" in both NY and Washington.

After playing the clip of a male passenger being forcibly removed by aviation police officers Sunday from United flight 3411, O'Reilly chuckled as he said to Fox News correspondent Rob Schmitt, "I shouldn't be laughing, but it's just so weird". But that uptick does not necessarily mean that advertisers who left "The O'Reilly Factor" are returning.

The Murdoch family, which controls 21st Century Fox and Fox News, are divided on whether or not to kick O'Reilly to the curb, according to the report. Some of the deals were reached after last summer's ouster of the network's longtime chief, Roger Ailes, after similar complaints were lodged against him.

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