O’Reilly out at Fox News Chan­nel

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - WORLD NEWS - DAVID BAUDER

NEW YORK — Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Chan­nel fol­low­ing re­ports that five women had been paid mil­lions of dol­lars to keep quiet about ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions.

21st Cen­tury Fox is­sued a state­ment Wed­nes­day that “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.

He had been sched­uled to re­turn from a va­ca­tion next Mon­day. O’Reilly was pho­tographed in Rome shak­ing Pope Fran­cis’ hand on Wed­nes­day.

It marks a stun­ning end to a near per­fect mar­riage be­tween a pug­na­cious per­son­al­ity and net­work. For two decades O’Reilly has ruled the “no spin zone” with ca­ble news’ most pop­u­lar show, and his rat­ings had never been higher.

Bill O’Reilly

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