April 24, 2017

Bill O'Reilly to get payout up to $25 million

21 April 2017, 08:03 | Darin Griffith

Bill O'Reilly's Rancid Reign Of Superiority, Harassment And Hatred

Sources: Fox News payout to Bill O'Reilly will be tens of millions of dollars

It is not known exactly how Fox News will handle O'Reilly's exit or whether he would be allowed to say goodbye to viewers on the air, according to a NY magazine report.

Protestors rallied to get Bill O'Reilly fired and advertisers jumped ship after a New York Times reported that Fox News paid $13 million in settlements to women accusing O'Reilly of harassment.

Anita Hill - who during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's 1991 confirmation hearing accused him of sex harassment in televised testimony - reflected on the current state of affairs in a USA Today interview published the same day as O'Reilly's ouster from Fox News.

Then Palin turned her focus on the women who made accusations of sexual harassment, telling them that it's their responsibility to quit their jobs and change the workplace culture. But $65 million of that is going to Ailes and O'Reilly, not the women who were victimized. She said she wouldn't go on O'Reilly's show, despite the high-profile platform it provided, for a few years afterward. As was the $40 million payout to Ailes.

The memo, signed by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James , also reiterated Fox's "consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect".

The outrageous payouts to Ailes and O'Reilly aren't the only reason to question Murdoch & Sons honest commitment to making Fox News a safe workplace for women. Precisely two weeks later, Ailes resigned. O'Reilly is believed to make as much as $20 million to $25 million per year. That's why the payout totals $25 million.

It's possible that O'Reilly's team does in fact have other evidence of a smear campaign, but it's unclear why they thought the conference calls might sway the Murdochs. They knew Megyn Kelly had complained to management about those comments.

James leads Cavs to record second-half comeback win over Pacers
The Pacers led by 10 after one quarter, then increased their lead to 50-36 with 5:54 remaining in the second quarter. The Cavaliers have built double-digit leads in the second half of both games, only to let the Pacers back in late.

Congress loses late Vilasrao Deshmukh's stronghold
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis took to Twitter to thank voters, party workers for their stellar performance. Along with Latur , Parbhani and Chandrapur Municipal Corporations also went to the poll on Wednesday.

Sweet drinks linked to dementia
They do not prove any causal link between the consumption of artificially sweetened drinks and stroke or dementia. They plan more studies to test whether giving people artificial sweeteners causes adverse effects on the brain.

O'Reilly, who has been off the air on vacation since April 11, said in a written statement he was proud of the "unprecedented success" at Fox.

O'Reilly denies all the allegations of sexual harrasment. She called him "the king of cable news" and highlighted that his program had been No. 1 in cable news for 16 years.

O'Reilly also released a statement after his departure was announced.

According to Steel, she was surprised when O'Reilly was sacked.

INSKEEP: And people were noting on social media yesterday when the other cable channels were all about the Bill O'Reilly story, Fox News was, for the most part - if not entirely - covering other things.

Fox is presently trying to win the British government's approval for its planned $14 billion takeover of the European TV service, Sky. "And the men there and Roger Ailes, this was a way of life for them".

Other News

Trending Now

Pakistan's ex-army chief allowed to lead Saudi-led alliance
President Mamnoon Hussain has said Pakistan supported all regional and global efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told Geo that Sharif was allowed to lead the coalition at Saudi Arabia's request.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffers knee injury, early prognosis is 'fairly negative'
United prevailed 2-1 on the night, and 3-2 on aggregate, courtesy of an extra-time victor by Marcus Rashford . Mourinho also had words of praise for left back Luke Shaw, who he has publicly criticised in the past.

Juventus coach still sees room for improvement
Not conceding a goal against this trio (MSN), against this team is very hard and I believe this is our great merit. Then, of course, there is one-word that strikes fear into anyone defending a 3-0 lead: Istanbul.

Cavs edge Pacers, take 2-0 series lead
Paul George is squaring up on those who are criticizing his leadership style. "We can't complain. Pacers: Glenn Robinson III returned after missing the past 12 games with a strained left calf.