Fox News ends relationship with Bill O'Reilly

Of course, O'Reilly has plenty of defenders, including President Trump, who told the New York Times earlier this month that O'Reilly is "a good person".

Six women, all either employees or guests of the show, claimed O'Reilly subjected them to sexual harassment, verbal abuse and lewd behavior spanning from 2012-2016.

In light of the sexual-harassment allegations made against O'Reilly - the same thing that led to Ailes's ouster last summer - 21st Century Fox Inc., the network's parent company, announced the 67-year-old host's departure on Wednesday afternoon.

In April, The New York Times reported that five women were paid a collective $13 million by O'Reilly and Fox News for agreeing to not file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he harassed them.

Ailes was forced to resign in July after being accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women, including former anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Presenter Megyn Kelly has bolted to NBC.

O'Reilly released a statement, calling it "tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims".

Facebook killer shoots himself during police chase
Stephens also broadcast a live video, in which he claimed to be responsible for numerous other murders. Police confirm Steve Stephens , the suspected OH shooter, was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania.

That certainly could happen, though it probably won't be easy. 21st Century Fox leaders Rupert Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James said in a memo to Fox staff that their decision to ax O'Reilly came following an "extensive review" into the charges. He said he wishes "only the best for Fox News Channel". The complaints had been around for more than a decade.

O'Reilly was scheduled to return to the show Monday after a vacation. He thanked his viewers and noted the success Fox had achieved. Tucker Carlson will take over his 8 p.m. ET time slot. "When we look at data, at what programs people report watching, you just don't find people who watch Bill O'Reilly and nothing else on Fox", Cassino said.

His departure will cost the network less than $100 million in annual ad sales, much lower than other analysts estimate, said Nomura senior analyst Anthony DiClemente.

Fox might also have found it financially risky let O'Reilly remain. She's executive director of the civil rights organization Equal Rights Advocates.

As a result, almost 50 advertisers had either pulled their ads from The O'Reilly Factor, though this could be a conservative figure. 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.

Tampa Bay residents may know that O'Reilly is coming to town with his pal Dennis Miller in tow for a, er, performance at the Straz Center in September.

OANN, for example, is available in about 35 million households in the US, while Fox News is available in nearly 100 million.

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