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Bill O’Reilly Not Walking Away Empty-Handed From Fox News

Apr 20, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Fox News Channel is said to be rewarding Bill O’Reilly with a severance package worth as much as $25 million after pulling the plug on “The O’Reilly Factor” amid a sexual harassment scandal.

The Washington Post reports that the severance figure was “set by the contract he signed only last month, a source close to the negotiations confirmed to The Post. He just last month reupped at the network with a three-year contract whose terms reportedly awarded him a year’s salary in severance.”

The report notes that neither Fox News nor O’Reilly’s reps have officially disclosed the amount of O’Reilly’s severance, adding: “The contract’s play-or-pay terms made his booting relatively simple, if financially painful, for the Murdochs.”

The Post report adds: “For his part, the characteristically loquacious O’Reilly went relatively quietly. He issued a statement on Wednesday saying, in part, ‘It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims.’ He hasn’t said anything further about his future.”

2 Comments

  1. Nope. More like fifty million. Does anyone not think that Mr. O’Reilly had stock options?

  2. So where’s the proof of wrong doing? Seems we are getting a one sided story here.

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