The Variety reports that one of the most prominent voices in TV news, Bill O’Reilly has been fired from the Fox News Channel amid the firestorm over sexual harassment allegations leveled against the host in recent years.
Parent company 21st Century Fox said Wednesday: ‘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.’
The decision to cut O’Reilly appears to have been made in the last few days by the Murdochs, the family who control the operations of Fox News parent 21st Century Fox.
O’Reilly has been off the air since last Wednesday when he left for what was called a planned vacation. He had initially planned to return to his 8 p.m. show “The O’Reilly Factor” on April 24. But as outrage mounted and new allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced even in the past few days, the Murdochs and other leaders of Fox News decided that the company could not afford to back O’Reilly who was a star for Fox News.