BC-US–APNewsAlert 04/19/2017 1:36pm (AP) – 21st Century Fox: Bill O’Reilly won’t return to Fox News
NEW YORK (AP) – 21st Century Fox: Bill O’Reilly won’t return to Fox News.
(AP) O’Reilly’s bosses not commenting on reports that he’s out
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NEW YORK (AP) – There was no immediate response from Bill O’Reilly’s bosses Wednesday to escalating reports that the Fox News Channel personality will lose his job following accusations he had harassed women.
New York magazine reported Wednesday, based on unnamed sources, that Rupert Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan, who run Fox parent 21st Century Fox, had decided that O’Reilly was out and executives were planning the exit. On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal, a newspaper owned by the Murdochs, wrote that the company was preparing to cut ties with O’Reilly.
The New York Times reported April 2 that five women had been paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about unpleasant encounters with O’Reilly, who has denied any wrongdoing.
Meanwhile, on vacation in Rome Wednesday, O’Reilly shook Pope Francis’ hand.