BREAKING: Fox Just Kicked Out Bill O’Reilly
We knew this day was coming.
Bill O'Reilly, the fiery political pundit at Fox News, has been sacked by the company amid new allegations of sexual harassment.
“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,” Fox News announced.
Fox News has not yet chosen O'Reilly's successor. However, word has it that Tucker Carlson is being groomed to fill the 9 p.m. slot temporarily.
Love him or hate him, O'Reilly has been a controversial presence at Fox News for many years. He even challenged Donald Trump's early non-interventionist position on Syria, to which Trump responded, "We're not so innocent."
But O'Reilly's alleged bad-boy days appeared numbered as the lawsuits and allegations of sexual harassment kept piling up.
Former guest Wendy Walsh accused O'Reilly of offering to help her but he allegedly snubbed her when she refused his sexual advances.
Juliet Huddy, another former guest, received a $1.6 million settlement from Fox News after she accused O'Reilly of making sex calls to her and trying to damage her career.
Former host Laurie Dhue sued both O'Reilly and former Fox News head Roger Ailes over allegations of sexual harassment. She was given $1 million to settle the case.
Most recently, O'Reilly came under fire when he allegedly called a black female clerical worker "hot chocolate" and gave her the look.
Fox News decided enough was enough.
"He’s a pervert. Any boss that (repeatedly) propositions his female employees for phone sex is a pervert," according to Louder With Crowder in a January 2015 blog post.
CBS recently reported that Fox News and O'Reilly paid out $13 million to settle at least five lawsuits related to allegations of sexual harassment.
Whether he's guilty or not, O'Reilly violated the law of diminishing returns. Fox News decided it would be less costly to sack O'Reilly rather than risk further negative publicity and expensive lawsuits and settlements.
Even popularity has its limits. Bill O'Reilly is no exception.
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Source: Daily Wire