Here it is…
As we reported earlier, Bill O’Reilly is officially OUT at Fox News. This is truly a sad day, but we wish Bill the best in his future endeavors.
21st Century Fox has just released a full official statement.
You can read it below (via the Hollywood Reporter):
“Weeks after revelations surfaced that Bill O’Reilly settled several sexual harassment claims – leading to an advertiser exodus from his Fox News program – the embattled host is out of a job. The announcement came from parent 21st Century Fox.
“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,” a statement read.”
Here’s the full statement:
We’d like to address questions about Bill O’Reilly’s future at Fox News. After a thorough and careful review of allegations against him, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Mr. O’Reilly will not return to the Fox News channel.
This decision follows an extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel.
By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. In fact, his success by any measure is indisputable. Fox News has demonstrated again and again the strength of it’s talent bench. We have full confidence that the network will continue to be a powerhouse in cable news.
Lastly, and mostly importantly, we want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect.”
Here’s an image copy of the full memo:
This is truly a sad day! Bill was truly the best.
We wish him well