Bill O’Reilly’s days appear to be literally numbered.
The Fox host’s rumored departure from the network could come as early as this week, The Wall Street Journal reported. Board members at the networks’ parent company are meeting on Thursday amid growing reports that O’Reilly sexually harassed multiple colleagues.
The New York Times revealed this month that Fox had paid at least $13 million in settlements from people accusing O’Reilly of inappropriate behavior. In the weeks since that report came out, the charges against O’Reilly have continued to pile up and scores of advertisers have dropped his show as a result.
Among the newest allegations are reports that O’Reilly, who has denied all claims, referred to a black female colleague as “hot chocolate.”
The final nail in O’Reilly’s coffin may be the loss of support from Rupert Murdoch’s two sons, James and Lachlan. According to New York Magazine’s Sherman, the two men have urged their father to drop the embattled longtime host.
Rupert Murdoch took over as Acting CEO of Fox News after the networks’ founder Roger Ailes left the company amid his own sexual harassment scandal. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.