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Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News After Sexual Harassment Claims

by Antoinette Bueno 12:21 PM PDT, April 19, 2017
Playing Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News After Sexual Harassment Claims

Bill O'Reilly will no longer appear on the Fox News Channel.

In a statement on Wednesday, 21st Century Fox announced that the 67-year-old political commentator will not be returning to the channel, after multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him were recently disclosed. O'Reilly has denied the allegations against him.

"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 statement reads.

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O'Reilly has been off the air since April 12, and was originally scheduled to return to his highly rated show, The O'Reilly Factor, on Monday, after what he said was a pre-planned vacation. The longtime anchor has been under fire recently, following a New York Times report earlier this month that he and the company reached settlements with five women who had complained about sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by him -- totaling about $13 million -- which caused advertisers to pull out of the show.

O'Reilly had been an anchor at Fox News since 1996.

Beginning Monday, April 24, Tucker Carlson Tonight will take over O'Reilly's 8 p.m. timeslot.

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In January, former longtime Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly also left the company for a gig at NBC News. Watch below:

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