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Bill O'Reilly loses job at Fox News over sexual harassment claims

21 April 2017

A statement from 21st Century Fox said: "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 muted response stood in stark contrast to how O'Reilly defended himself against sexual harassment allegations back in 2004, and the scorched earth counteroffensive mounted last summer by supporters of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes after he faced his own harassment allegations. It also prompted dozens of companies to drop advertisements on "The O'Reilly Factor", long the most watched show on cable news.

Activist groups such as the National Organisation for Women have been bringing pressure to bear for weeks on the firm to fire O'Reilly in a case that NOW said became emblematic of the "culture of sexual harassment at Fox News" and requires an "immediate independent investigation".

O'Reilly had not directly denied the allegations, saying he was "vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity".

Shaun King added a bitter statement to the chorus of responses on social media, tweeting: "If O'Reilly is fired from Fox for sexual harassment it'll basically mean the standard for a Fox News host is higher than President of the U.S.".

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Representatives at Fox News and its parent, 21st Century Fox, were not immediately available for comment about how O'Reilly might be replaced.

O'Reilly's public statement on Wednesday gave no indication about what he might do next.

A fairly new addition to the evening lineup, Tucker Carlson will slide into the 8 p.m. time slot in place of O'Reilly.

The first came after Megyn Kelly, who hosted the second-highest rated program on prime-time cable news, left the network in January for NBC News.

By that time, the news had already generated considerable coverage on Fox's primary cable news competitors, CNN and MSNBC.

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The departed O'Reilly's "The Factor" will continue through this week with Dana Perino hosting Wednesday and Thursday night, and Greg Gutfield on Friday.

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

"What Rush Limbaugh was to talk radio, Bill O'Reilly has been to conservative television", said Mark Feldstein, communication professor at the University of Maryland.

The National Geographic channel has aired a series of adaptations of O'Reilly books, including "Killing Reagan" and "Killing Kennedy".

His book publishing partner, Henry Holt, said Wednesday that "our plans have not changed". Such tickets can be obtained via special request to the papal household from embassies, high-ranking churchmen or Vatican officials.

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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.