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Published: Mon, April 24, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

They had years to address serial sexual harassment at Fox News.

Fired on Wednesday amid a drumbeat of sexual harassment allegations, the vacationing host's "The O'Reilly Factor" was quickly redubbed "The Factor" and Fox News announced his time slot will be filled by Tucker Carlson, another adamantly conservative Fox host who dovetails with the channel's audience.

The subject came up as a result of the cable news outlet's ouster of former host Bill O'Reilly. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today.

NY [U.S.A.], April 21: Bill O'Reilly will be paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out of Fox News, two well-placed sources told CNN. In 2015, Sony Pictures executive Amy Pascal got a golden parachute worth $40 million, plus a percentage of movie profits, and another $9 million annually. As Politico notes, activist groups were openly urging advertisers to pull out of O'Reilly's show using the hashtag #StopOReilly, and Carusone discussed Media Matters' effort to oust the host in a Politico report published earlier this month.

It's not the network's first big payout to an employee accused of sexual harassment.

O'Reilly, who started at Fox News in 1996, was considered the network's top asset.

O'Reilly's payout of as much as $25 million, is equivalent to one year of his salary, said the NYT citing two people familiar with the matter.

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"So no formal sending to Rupert until after the call", O'Reilly continued, before venting: "You all should know that I will not put up with much more from FNC".

"I'm 56. It's not exactly the time that you want to start all over again", Pascal said at the time.

Who knows, maybe Fox has the same kind of bean counters who decide when the cost of repairing automobiles exceeds the cost of settlements for wrongful deaths and injuries, it's cheaper to pay off possible lawsuits rather than redesign parts and recall vehicles.

O'Reilly's departure may not completely close the book on the scandal.

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