Apparently Bill O’Reilly is done. Fox abruptly terminated his contact, wrote him a check for $25 million in severance pay, and moved Tucker Carlson to his slot.
The surprise move comes after O’Reilly just reupped his contract with Fox only last month (which is reportedly where the $25 million came from).
The reason? No one has officially said, but it just miiiight have something to do with new revelations that Fox News has had to pay off at least five women upwards of $13 million in recent years to keep their claims of sexual harassment at the hands of O’Reilly on the hush hush.
O’Reilly of course says he’s innocent and the claims have no merit… but he has also walked away from Fox quickly and quietly, issuing the following statement: