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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Former Fox News star Bill O'Reilly had a deal with 21st Century Fox Inc. that he couldn't be fired over unproven harassment allegations, a fresh revelation that casts doubt over corporate governance standards at Rupert Murdoch's media empire. O'Reilly's employment agreement said he couldn't be dismissed based on an allegation unless it was proven in court, Jacques Nasser, an independent director of Fox, said in a submission to the U.K.'s Competition & Markets Authority, which was published Wednesday. O'Reilly, the former host of The O'Reilly Factor, has denied all wrongdoing.

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Fox has been dogged by criticisms over its handling of sexual-harassment allegations made against O'Reilly and Roger Ailes, the now-deceased former CEO of Fox News. While the company has made changes to its governance and policies, the controversy has weighed on Fox's 11.7-billion-pound ($15.3-billion) bid for Sky Plc. The deal is being reviewed by U.K. competition regulators for factors including the Murdochs' adherence to U.K. broadcast standards.

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... O'Reilly's employment agreement said he couldn't be dismissed based on an allegation unless it was proven in court ...

Well, that at least seems to explain the out of court settlements. I had thought the major onus was to avoid the publicity of a court case.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-08 01:00 PM | Reply

"O'Reilly's employment agreement said he couldn't be dismissed based on an allegation unless it was proven in court "

Any adversary with that knowledge would have some serious leverage in upping the demand.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-11-08 01:05 PM | Reply

They let him renew his contract and leave that in there even after he settled multiple million-dollar suits?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-08 09:32 PM | Reply

Tor, are you not familiar with the Good Old Boy's Club?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-08 09:58 PM | Reply

I have enough business sense to recognize a bad investment when I see one.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-11 04:06 AM | Reply

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