Fresh allegations this week of misconduct by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly have reduced the likelihood that he’ll return to the network, reports Bloomberg, and now the company has hired law firm Paul Weiss to investigate the claims.
“Pressure is rising on Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc., the parent of the conservative-leaning news network, to make a decision on O’Reilly’s fate as advertisers flee his show. O’Reilly, the channel’s most popular host, pulls in tens of millions of dollars a year in ad revenue, “writes Anousha Sakoui. “The network has said he’ll return to his show April 24 after a previously scheduled vacation.”
Marc E. Kasowitz is the lawyer representing O’Reilly during his legal trouble.