In one of his first interviews since his abrupt departure from Fox News in April, former top anchor Bill O’Reilly reminded the Associated Press, “Allegations are not facts.”
“Nobody’s searching for the truth anymore,” O’Reilly stated in the recent telephone interview, and referenced the events surrounding his departure from Fox as a “ridiculous turmoil.”
Fox fired O’Reilly in April over sexual harassment charges, which he has denied. O’Reilly was the most popular news anchor on Fox for years, but when the news broke that Fox and O’Reilly together had paid out a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who had filed sexual harrassment charges against him over the years, advertisers started jumping ship, and he was condemned in headlines across the country.
One outlet has not forsake him, however, and that is Henry Holt and Co., the American book publishing company in New York.
“We are totally committed to Bill, long-term. Why wouldn’t we be?” Holt President and publisher Stephen Rubin said. “We have created the most successful adult nonfiction franchise in recent publishing history and we are thrilled to continue it.”
O’Reilly has been promoting his next book, Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence, which will be published September 19.
Now hosting his own podcast, No Spin News, on his website, O’Reilly also contributes to Glenn Beck’s radio program on The Blaze, and said he will be promoting his book using those outlets.
“I’m not an internet person, but I realize that’s the market of the future,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Indicating he is moving on to better things, O’Reilly stated that he is “forming alliances” with other internet groups, but did not release names of any certain companies, saying no final decisions have been made yet.
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