How Fox News broke the Bill O'Reilly story to its viewers

Commentator Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News after allegations of sexual harassment by several women, network executives announced Wednesday.

Carlson's tweet came a couple hours after 21st Century Fox announced that Bill O'Reilly would not be returning to Fox News amid accusations of sexual harassment and buy-outs to prevent accusers from speaking out.

United States television network Fox News on Wednesday removed one of its most popular hosts from the company following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and "inappropriate behaviour".

Fox News addressed the departure of Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night, as the show that used to bear his name debuted as simply "The Factor".

It was a stunning fall from grace for one of the biggest USA media names, a veteran broadcaster at Fox News for two decades, who counted President Donald Trump among his personal supporters and whose ratings had soared regardless of alleged abusive behavior towards women dating back years.

Twenty-First Century Fox had tapped the law firm Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which also looked into the allegations against Ailes, to investigate O'Reilly's conduct.

U.S. relationship expert Wendy Walsh has claimed axed Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly made unwanted advances towards her at a work meeting. "Bill O'Reilly is leaving, as of today".

O'Reilly's departure is the second sex scandal to rock the network in less than a year.

Jane Hall, a journalism professor at American University in Washington and former Fox News contributor called it a "significant moment" in dealing with allegations of sexual harassment, both at Fox News and in general.

Heldman is also an occasional Fox News guest, and appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Tuesday.

"The O'Reilly Factor" has been hosted by a rotating cast of substitutes in his absence, including Dana Perino, former spokeswoman for president George W. Bush.

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

"He insulted me, and within fifteen minutes, said "forget all the career advice I just gave you".

Others figure that O'Reilly's firing won't be a sticking point for most Fox viewers. Ousting O'Reilly, he said, "does not speak to a changed culture". The books in his "Killing" historical series, including "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Reagan", have consistently sold 1 million or more copies in hardcover, a rare achievement in publishing, and his platform on Fox enabled him to promote his work.

O'Reilly met the Pope in a VIP line at the Vatican and shook hands with the Catholic leader.

NY magazine reported Wednesday that executives were preparing to announce O'Reilly's departure before his return from Italy and were holding emergency meetings to discuss how to sever the relationship without damaging the network.

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