Bill O'Reilly is saying goodbye to Fox News while claiming the reasons for his ouster are "completely unfounded." O'Reilly issued his statement after Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox announced they’re cutting ties with the host over the recent fallout from sexual harassment allegations.
O'Reilly said he was extremely proud to have launched and led "The O'Reilly Factor," a program he called one of the most successful news programs in history. He said he was disheartened to part ways "due to completely unfounded claims," but that people in the public eye have to live with that reality. He thanked his viewers and wished Fox News Channel "only the best."
Redubbed "The Factor," the show which has been on the air for almost two decades, will continue for the rest of week at 8pm ET with guest hosts Dana Perino tonight and Greg Gutfeld tomorrow night. Beginning Monday, "Tucker Carlson Tonight" will take over the time slot. "The Five" will move into the 9pm slot.
Source: ABC News