Bill O’Reilly is leaving the Fox News Channel, the network’s parent company announced today.
“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,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.
The star host has been dogged by misconduct claims — some sexual in nature — since an April 1 story in The New York Times detailed alleged settlements made between the host and five women who accused him of harassment and sexual misconduct.
An internal 21st Century Fox memo obtained by ABC News said that the “decision follows an extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel.” The memo was signed by Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch, the company’s top executives.
“We want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect,” the memo concluded. (Read more from “Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations” HERE)