Bill O’Reilly has made his first remarks about the circumstances surrounding his exit from Fox News, saying “the truth will come out.”
O’Reilly’s new podcast, No Spin News, launched on Monday, April 24, with its first free episode (the podcast has a $4.95 subscription fee after that).
While speaking on the matter, O’Reilly said that he is “very confident the truth will come out” about his firing and that the public is “going to be shaken, as I am.”
Via No Spin News:
“I don’t want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it. However you, as a loyal O’Reilly listener, have a right to know, I think, down the lane what exactly happened. And we are working in that direction, okay?
I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot because there’s so much stuff going on right now.”
O’Reilly was bought out by Fox News after it was revealed that over the course of the years, five women were paid a collective $13 million for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that Bill O’Reilly had sexually harassed them.
According to a New York Times report, the women who made the allegations against O’Reilly were either employed by him or appeared on his show. The complaints detail a wide range of inappropriate behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances, and phone calls in which it sounded as though O’Reilly was masturbating.
Tucker Carlson is slated to take over O’Reilly’s slot at 8:00 P.M. EST tonight on Fox News.