Twenty-First Century Fox, the parent corporation of the Fux Network, announced today that right-wing sexual harasser Bill "O'Lielly" O'Reilly would not be returning to the network after news of Fux's $13 million payments to settle sexual harassment suits broke and after advertisers abandoned his show in droves, not wanting to be associated with the creep. In a statement, 21st Century Fox said:
“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.”Before he left on his "vacation," O'Lielly assured his viewers that he would return to the network:
“Around this time of year, I grab some vacation because it’s spring and Easter time. Last fall I booked a trip that should be terrific. Not going to tell you where it is but...I’ll have a full report when I return.”While his "full report" will be delayed permanently, it should not mean the end of investigations into the Fux Network's sewer of sexual harassment and hush payments.
BONUS: Amanda Terkel, whom O'Lielly had stalked by one of his producers, explains why this was long, long overdue.
* To jog your memory....