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James Murdoch Wants Bill O'Reilly Off Air "Permanently"

James Murdoch Wants Bill O'Reilly Off Air

Bill O'Reilly, host of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor", announced Tuesday that he would be taking a "planned vacation," one he had scheduled last fall.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday's show, O'Reilly told viewers that he always take a little R&R around Easter time.

Fox News windbag Bill O'Reilly is now embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal wherein at least five women have allegedly received payouts totaling $13 million over the past five years in exchange for their silence.

Although New York Magazine's sources say network co-president Bill Shine was attempting to save O'Reilly, the matter rests exclusively on the shoulders of the Murdoch family, which includes Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox News, and James Murdoch, 21st Century Fox CEO.

The attorney representing one of the women who have accused embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment is now calling for a state investigation into the network. They're focused now on sexual harassment claims by O'Reilly guest Wendy Walsh after she reported her claims via the company's anonymous hotline. Two of the settlements reportedly came after former Fox News Chair Roger Ailes was dismissed from Fox News in another sexual harassment scandal.

The scandal hits as the network's parent, 21st Century Fox, has tried to move its cable-news network to new heights.

Walsh said in the video that she declined O'Reilly's invitation and that soon after, he became "hostile" and told her she could forget about any career advice he had given previously, and that she was on her own.

The swift backlash has resulted in a drastic reduction in commercials during the primetime show, with paid ad time falling by more than 50 percent since April 1, according to Kantar Media. There is already rampant speculation both inside Fox News and in the media - led by a report by NY magazine's Gabriel Sherman - that he may not return, though a Fox News spokesperson denied that was the case. Fox said no employees had raised concerns about O'Reilly and it had been looking into the matter in recent months.

Despite assurances of his return, an abrupt mid-week vacation coming as an advertising boycott has claimed over 60 sponsors creates obvious questions about O'Reilly's future with the network. "Because you should have taken it all the way", the President said.

O'Reilly will return to the Factor on April 24th, maybe. He said, "The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer".

"I think he shouldn't have settled", Trump told New York Times reporters in a wide-ranging interview last week.


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