But the climate shifted dramatically after an April 1st New York Times report that O'Reilly or Fox had paid $13 million over the years to settle five cases alleging sexual or other harassment on his part.
The announcement that O'Reilly was being ousted from the network arrived in a statement from 21st Century Fox, "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". Bloom is also representing Wendy Walsh, a former Fox News contributor who has said that O'Reilly reneged on an offer of employment after she rebuffed his advances and declined an invitation to his hotel suite in 2013.
Powers told Cooper that O'Reilly's downfall was "stunning because Bill O'Reilly was Fox News".
Powers said she quit O'Reilly's show, but returned three years later.
His attorney said on Tuesday US time the host was the target of a "smear campaign" funded by far-left advocacy groups.
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Fox News is cutting ties with Bill O'Reilly, the biggest star in its 20-year history, after mounting allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior prompted the network to end his program. "But you have to put some spine back into the Murdoch family and the Fox News Channel board because you are about to lose Bill O'Reilly". One look at the O'Reilly controversy shows how it's clear that no one, including a massive news network, wants to be associated with an individual accused of sexual misconduct, even if he is steadfast in his denial. Carlson, a veteran who has hosted shows on CNN, MSNBC and PBS, had taken over for Megyn Kelly in January when she announced she was moving to NBC News. She most recently appeared on the Fox News network earlier this week to battle Tucker Carlson over her desire for the "one-percent" to pay taxes rates of 80 percent or more.
The repercussions of O'Reilly's departure had been discussed during the previous hour, during which the hosts of "The Five" talked about the programming changes made in the wake of O'Reilly's departure - all without mentioning O'Reilly's name. "The Factor" will continue until then, with guests hosts Dana Perino tonight and Thursday night and Greg Gutfeld on Friday night.
"Afterwards, O'Reilly simply said "let's get out of here".
"You need to write and call Fox News Channel today and tell them, you can lose your advertisers or you can lose your viewers", Beck said on his radio show.
Francis always swings by the VIP seats at the end of his audience for a quick round of handshakes. O'Reilly never addressed the Times report on his show, and none of his colleagues at the network defended him publicly.