Bill O'Reilly, who has been ousted from his top-rated TV show on Fox News over allegations of sexual harassment, will receive nearly US$25 million (NZ$36m) for agreeing to leave the company, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Ratings for "The Factor", formerly "The O'Reilly Factor", were up considerably on Wednesday night in the wake of the announcement that host Bill O'Reilly has been fired by Fox News.
But pressure mounted on the company to take action after a New York Times investigation found that O'Reilly and the company had reached settlements with five women who had complained about sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by him.
O'Reilly issued a statement on Wednesday after the news of his departure was announced, saying, "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims". According to Politico's Joe Pompeo who saw an April 18 email exchange between O'Reilly and his representatives, O'Reilly is said to have wrote, "If we show to Fox tomorrow, word will get out and the Thursday call may be cancelled". Yet even as Fox gave up on O'Reilly, it sent him off with a reported $25 million severance package.
The women either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his programme.
"Well I want to be clear that I don't know what the nature of the investigation is", said attorney Judd Burstein.
O'Reilly's statement in response to the Times' report said his prominence had made him a target - an argument he made in the 2004 segment. "If somebody else came forward against those people I can do it too, '" Siri said. It went on to say that his lawyers had uncovered "evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O'Reilly for political and financial reasons", and this "irrefutable" evidence would be "put forth shortly".
"The O'Reilly Factor" finished 2016 as the most-watched show in cable news and O'Reilly has dominated competition for almost two decades, finishing at No. 1 in all of cable news for 16 straight years.
Separately, 21st Century Fox made settlements with six of Ailes' accusers, including Gretchen Carlson, who received a $20 million settlement.
Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe
Withey and the Jazz are now tied up at one game apiece in their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. A representative for Manhattan Beach police did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but police spokesman Sgt.
United prevailed 2-1 on the night, and 3-2 on aggregate, courtesy of an extra-time victor by Marcus Rashford . Even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic rested on Sunday against Chelsea, the 21-year-old was left on the bench.
Tras estas declaraciones, el petróleo Brent mostró ayer un descenso de 2,86%, por lo que el barril se cotizó en US$ 50,21. El objetivo es sostener los precios del crudo, que han perdido casi la mitad de su valor desde 2014.
In the third quarter alone, LeBron scored 13 of the Cavaliers' 35 points, including three 3-pointers. "And that was big". They built a 50-36 lead with just under six minutes left in the second quarter and went on to lead 74-49 at the half.
The price for Brent crude oil was down 0.13 percent about a half hour before the start of trading in NY to $55.82 per barrel. Russian Federation and 10 other non-OPEC producers have agreed to jointly cut by an additional 600,000 barrels per day.
Kimmel tried to book Rickles on his show but it took four years to pull it off. "And I know it's insane to say he was too young". Kimmel reminisced about a dinner party he enjoyed with Rickles once at Mario Batali's Los Angeles restaurant Mozza.
For hepatitis B there is a highly effective vaccine, and lifelong treatment, Hinschall said, and for hepatitis C there is a cure. However, most of the 325 million people infected are completely unaware they have the virus and some lack life-saving medicines.
Republican Karen Handel , 55, a former Georgia secretary of state, won 19.8 percent, and will face Ossoff in the June 20 runoff. Handel spends most of her efforts touting her record in public office, but makes a point to join in the Pelosi bashing.
It is key for the Clippers to take as much advantage of his absence as possible, so taking Game Three becomes even more important. The Jazz tried to do it with Hill on a couple occasions, so don't be surprised if they do it more in Game 3 and possibly beyond.
NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in Kazakhstan at 1:13 p.m. The International Space Station is the largest structure in space ever built by humans.
Oil recoups losses, but USA oil output growth weighs
Price of the Brent crude oil at the London ICE (Intercontinental Exchange Futures) fell $0.16 to trade at $54.73. USA gasoline stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5 million barrels, because of rising refining activity.
Meteor shower to light up Vietnamese skies this weekend
For scale, the portion of sky depicted is about three times the span of an outstretched hand at arm's length wide. However, the time of the peak is variable from year to year, so the maximum could lie between 4h and 15h UT.
California gunman to appear in court on murder count
They scattered, and the gunman picked an "older gentleman" who appeared to be heavier, David Jackson, and shot him twice. Here's how police say a fatal argument at a motel led to the deaths of three more men, allegedly victims of hate crimes.
Game No. 16 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels
Texas Tech initially said the game was being switched that Labor Day weekend after a request from the Big 12 and Fox Sports. Morton (1-1) worked in and out of trouble over five innings, allowing five hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
LeBron pays tribute to grieving Thomas
More importantly, the Boston Celtics as a team can't give up and must find cohesion. "So we're just family", Bradley said. While the Chicago Bulls won in a close 106-102 match, Thomas finished with six assists and five rebounds in 38 minutes.
Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters
House special election in Georgia could see Democrat Jon Ossoff come out with the most votes against several Republican rivals. He often focused on income inequality during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination previous year .
Snap election kills off probate fee proposals
Old Mutual Wealth tax and financial planning expert Gordon Andrews said the U-turn signalled the unpopularity of the regulation. It is understood no decision has been made about whether to proceed with the rises in the event of a Conservative victory.
Hillary Duff And Mathew Koma Called It Quits!
The two were first linked in January, and displayed plenty of PDA in the following months, including on Duff's Instagram. Meanwhile, Duff met up with her ex Jason Walsh on Monday in New York City, where she is filming Younger .
Russell Westbrook makes history in Denver
Robertson recorded 41 triple-doubles in 1961-62, when he averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game. Forty-four years ago in the 1972-73 season, Tiny Archibald scored 34.0 points per game while averaging 11.4 assists.