Retirement unlikely for Bill O'Reilly

The new contract limited any payout to one year's salary rather than the total due for the full term, the person said.

O'Reilly, who has been off the air on vacation since early last week, reportedly will receive a payout of up to $25 million from Fox News, a source said Thursday. After an investigation by The New York Times, the publication reported that it had found at least five women who claimed to have been victims of sexual harassment by O'Reilly.

Ailes was paid more than $40 million on the way out.

After the report advertisers including BMW of North America, Allstate Corp, French pharmaceuticals maker Sanofi SA and T. Rowe Price, pulled their advertising from O'Reilly's primetime "The O'Reilly Factor" show.

The day before Bill O'Reilly was sacked from Fox News over sexual harassment claims, "The O'Reilly Factor" host and his legal team considered one final attempt to save his job. Ailes, the founding CEO of Fox News, was accused of harassment by Fox employees.

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Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and his attorneys debated whether to share an email with his bosses at 21st Century Fox in the hours before he was sacked from the company, according to a story from Politico.

Bill O'Reilly's tenure at Fox News is at an end. The email also announced two upcoming conference calls with Media Matters president Angelo Carusone, which were scheduled for April 20 and April 21, to discuss "the success of the campaign so far, and our plans moving forward".

Even though O'Reilly and Fox News have officially parted ways, BillOReilly.com says in a big header right now "MONDAY".

O'Reilly's actions were tolerated too long and his dismissal shouldn't have come with such treasure, but his fall nonetheless marks a major step in sending the message that sexual harassment won't be tolerated at any level.

"I'm 56. It's not exactly the time that you want to start all over again", Pascal said at the time. The O'Reilly Factor averaged 3.8 million viewers a night in the first quarter; Tucker Carlson Tonight-helped by its lead-in-drew 3.27 million, according to Nielsen.

  • Jon Douglas