That is equivalent to one year of a rich new four-year deal that O’Reilly finalized earlier this year. The network and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, completed the deal with knowledge that a New York Times story would reveal settlements with women who accused The O’Reilly Factor host of harassment after the ouster last summer of founding CEO Roger Ailes amid his own sexual harassment scandal.
Ailes left last July with a $40 million payout, the remainder owed on his contract.
I was in the wrong business. As a contractor I got fired a lot – it was routine – and the nicest anybody ever was about it was to give me a month’s warning. Mostly it was just “thank you and goodbye.” Hell, I’d have settled for a single million. Just one lousy million. But no.
Maybe I should have hit on the women in the office. Maybe that was my mistake.