Putin insulted the journalist was fired from Fox News
WASHINGTON, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The company is 21 Century Fox, which owns Fox News channel, announced the dismissal of the “star” presenter and political commentator bill O’reilly, who previously called Russian President Putin a “murderer.”
“The company and bill O’reilly agreed that he will not return to Fox News”, — stated in the message.
Earlier it was reported that Fox paid $ 13 million for the settlement of claims that several women filed against O’reilly, accusing him of sexual harassment. Sponsors of the program, which he led, began to withdraw contracts for advertising.
BREAKING: Bill O’reilly out at Fox News https://t.co/Rij2lxC3Uj
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 19, 2017.
In February, bill O’reilly in an interview with the President of the United States Donald trump recalled the accusations that the West was put forward in Moscow, and called Putin a “murderer”.
“What do you think? Our country is so innocent?” — responded the head of the White house.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov has called the remarks unacceptable and a journalist noted that the Kremlin is waiting for an apology. The Union of journalists of Russia also stressed that nobody has the right to accuse anyone of murder.
O’reilly led his program “the O’reilly Factor” since 1996 and was the “face” of the channel. He was a close friend of the former President of Fox News Roger Ailsa who was fired in 2016 is also due to accusations of harassment.
State drive after decades of work in Prime time is estimated at several tens of millions of dollars.