O’Reilly has denied the allegations and said he entered into settlements to spare his family.O’Reilly’s attorney said Tuesday that the host was the target of a “smear campaign” funded by far-left advocacy groups.O’Reilly in a statement said his fame had made him a target, but that no complaint about him had ever been made through Fox’s human-resources hotline.Other marketers suggested they were working to keep their ads off the long-running news program for a time.News Corp CEO and Chairman Rupert Murdoch released a statement with some kind words for Kelly after learning the news, saying: 'We hope she enjoys tremendous success in her career and wish her and her family all the best.'She was reportedly offered an annual salary of over million to stay on at the channel, where her program The Kelly File has been a massive ratings success ever since it debuted back in October 2013.Kelly's new colleagues also seem excited about the new addition to their team, with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd writing on Twitter: 'Welcome @Megyn Kelly! This fast-paced, dynamic new series featuring 30 single women searching for a match and several brave bachelors who must make the ultimate first impression.The guys make three short videos describing themselves and the ladies have a chance to indicate their interest after each one by keeping their podium light on.
Thank you for your hard work, patience, and for the great job you all do delivering news and opinion to millions of Americans whose trust you earn every day.” The decision to turn O’Reilly loose appears to have been made between Tuesday and Wednesday by the Murdochs.
publicist for the host of The Kelly File told CNN Money that Kelly's final day at Fox News will be Friday, though she will not be able to move over to NBC until her current contract expires in July.
There has been no word yet from Fox News about which host will replace Kelly next week and if there will be a new program or the show will be renamed The File.
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We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation as we plan future advertising decisions.” In a statement, BMW of North America said it had “suspended its advertising with “The O’Reilly Factor.”’ The automaker said it had made “no decisions regarding reallocation and whether or not the inventory will stay with Fox News.” On Saturday, the New York Times reported that five women had received payments coming to about million in exchange for agreeing not to pursue litigation or speak about accusations related to sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior by Bill O’Reilly, the veteran Fox News broadcaster who is the linchpin of the network’s primetime lineup.