Attorney Of Bill O'Reilly Accuser Demands State Probe Of Fox News

The amount of advertising time by paying customers on "The O'Reilly Factor" has been cut by more than half since the Times report, according to an analysis issued Tuesday by Kantar Media.

On tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly-who is now in the middle of a big sexual harassment scandal-announced that he's taking a vacation and will be gone from his show until April 24, but a report from New York Magazine suggests that he might not actually get to come back at all. "Last fall, I booked a trip that should be terrific", he said.

The current plan is for O'Reilly to return April 24.

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 News host Bill O'Reilly announced Tuesday he's taking a long-planned vacation, but NY magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported there's speculation the embattled star may be gone for good.

"The O'Reilly Factor" is losing advertisers after it was revealed five women have collectively received $13 million in settlements after accusing Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct.

Still, President Trump - who is often a guest on the O'Reilly factor - has come to the anchor's defense. But if you look at the swirling disaster around him, this could be the end for The O'Reilly Factor. The report detailed harassment allegations from Walsh, who said O'Reilly didn't deliver on a verbal job offer after she rejected his sexual advances.

"I told them we really appreciate that and let's get going as soon as possible".

In a statement, 21st Century Fox said it is looking into all complaints against Mr. O'Reilly and "asked the law firm, Paul, Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters". Fabiani said arrangements for the vacation were made in October and the timing coincides with O'Reilly's children's spring break.

Mr O'Reilly admits the pay-outs, but claims he was targeted because of his fame. Instead, Trump said he should have "taken it all the way", presumably in court.

"After the Roger Ailes resignation, James Murdoch really drove the company to try to become a more modern, open and forgiving place and this Bill O'Reilly scandal is just a sign that not much has changed", Sherman added.

  • Salvatore Jensen