Bill O'Reilly Sexual Harassment Scandal Has Local Women Taking a Stand

The announcement comes just days after O'Reilly was outed from Fox News in a $25 million exit deal.

Bill O'Reilly will be returning Monday with a new episode on his "No Spin News" podcast, according to an update on his website late Saturday.

"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel", parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

That huge sum probably isn't enough to soothe O'Reilly's outsized ego after his public fall precipitated by the courageous former female co-workers who exposed his serial sexual harassment - a situation that even O'Reilly couldn't spin his way out of.

Some of the women who accused O'Reilly of harassment brought lawsuits to him, which were eventually settled out of court.

In a statement after his ouster, O'Reilly denied the allegations, calling them "unfounded claims". We talked amiably for several minutes about various topics before he started the show.

Prior to launching his Fox show, he hosted "Inside Edition", an entertainment news show. And so I have put to rest any controversies to spare my children.

The podcast, available to premium subscribers of O'Reilly's website paying $4.95 per month, would allow the host to resume his relationship with his legions of fans. Profitable as he is, it is not really surprising why the network paid him $20 million/year as his most recent talent fee. In fact I may have to make a list of things I'd rather pay for than Bill O'Reilly's podcast subscription.

  • Salvatore Jensen