Fox News has severed ties with its star anchor Bill O'Reilly

Tampa Bay residents may know that O'Reilly is coming to town with his pal Dennis Miller in tow for a, er, performance at the Straz Center in September.

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Walsh does not have a legal claim against O'Reilly due to the statute of limitations on harassment cases in NY and California, but she did report the matter to the human resources hotline of the company earlier this month. Dozens of his show's advertisers have fled following reports of harassment settlements paid to other women. Ailes has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

O'Reilly's departure will not affect Twenty-First Century Fox's overall profitability, said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research.

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"Fox News will fill Carlson's former berth with its panel show 'The Five, ' which will be co-anchored by Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Bob Beckel, Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters and Juan Williams", Variety notes. "You can't underestimate the influence and the profits that he brought into Fox News for all these years and that's why they hesitated so long in doing the right thing".

The statement from 21st Century Fox said the decision to part ways came after "an extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel".

"They could literally go dark during the time his program airs and they would still be profitable", said Wieser. Otherwise, the network risked developing "a reputation as unfriendly to women, potentially turning off a lot of people", said Charles Taylor, a marketing professor at Villanova University.

Marc Kasowitz, O'Reilly's attorney, said that it was "outrageous that an allegation from an anonymous person about something that purportedly happened nearly a decade ago is being treated as fact, especially where there is obviously an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy Mr. O'Reilly and enrich themselves through publicity driven donations". "When women speak our truth the old order shatters", she wrote.

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He had been scheduled to return from a vacation in Italy next Monday. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent.

Attorney Lisa Bloom is representing three women making complaints against O'Reilly, including radio host Wendy Walsh, an anonymous former Fox News employee and Caroline Heldman, who filed a new complaint to the Fox News hotline on Wednesday. "Bill has been the undisputed king of cable news, and for good reason". Megyn Kelly, 46, who left for NBC earlier this year, was Fox News's way to reach out to those viewers.

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). A poster featuring Bill O'Reilly is displayed at the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Viewership tends to drop with the arrival of daylight savings time.

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