There's a party going on over on Twitter.com, and it's all thanks to 21st Century Fox officially announcing that Bill O'Reilly will not be coming back to Fox News. The company made the following statement, which was shared on Twitter by Politico reporter Hadas Gold: "After thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News Channel."
Meanwhile, the former host of The O'Reilly Factor is on vacation in Italy, where he met Pope Francis in the Vatican VIP line. Also, his book on family values, which advises men not to treat women as sex objects, is flying off the shelves. Perfect timing.
A recent New York Times story detailed the allegations against O'Reilly. An NYT investigation found that five women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, which resulted in settlements totaling about $13 million. One woman, who is Black, claimed that O'Reilly called her "hot chocolate" and grunted at her "like a wild boar," Lisa Bloom, the attorney for the women, told The Hollywood Reporter. O'Reilly's attorney has denied the allegations. Amid scores of advertisers dropping out of the show, Fox decided to pull the plug.
First, we have a glorious victory statement from Lisa Bloom. "This is what happens when women speak our truth: we can slay dragons," she wrote.
No long-awaited goodbye is complete without GIFs like these:
My thoughts on Bill O'Reilly being gone pic.twitter.com/p97kQQV44u— Nurul Khuka (@NurulKhuka) April 19, 2017
They deserve each other:
According to President, Bill O'Reilly did nothing wrong.— Abhishek Pratap (@AbhishekPrtp) April 19, 2017
According to Bill O'Reilly, President has been working hard since Day 1 in office.
There will be many more think pieces about how it took too long to oust O'Reilly:
Couldn't have done it without the resisterhood:
Women taking care of Bill O'Reilly's career like pic.twitter.com/etrGxyidi5— The Resisterhood (@resisterhood) April 19, 2017
Fox knew about Bill O'Reilly's behavior towards women for 15 years. He was held accountable by good journalism + women-led activism ✌️— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) April 19, 2017
Good things come in threes:
O'Reilly is getting fired. Chaffetz won't seek re-election. Rachel Dolezal got dragged by a black writer. It feels like Christmas in April.— Ziwe (@ziwe) April 19, 2017
serena pregnant!— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) April 19, 2017
bill o'reilly jobless!
i had bacon for breakfast! pic.twitter.com/Y1b2ZvXL5I
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