Fox News and host Bill O’Reilly cut ties on Wednesday. O’Reilly’s removal comes shortly after a story by the New York Times revealed that Fox News and O’Reilly had paid $13 million in settlements with five women over sexual harassment allegations. The revelation had caused many of his shows advertisers to pull their ads.
His time slot will be filled by Tucker Carlson. O’Reilly’s departure comes nine months after Fox News founder Roger Ailes was forced to leave his position as chairman for sexual harassment allegations.