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."
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:
They deserve each other:
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:
Good things come in threes: