- Bill O’Reilly’s literary agency announced it will no longer be working with him.
- The announcement follows a New York Times report that said O’Reilly paid $US32 million to his former Fox News co-host in a sexual harassment settlement.
On Thursday, Bill O’Reilly was dropped by his literary agency William Morris Endeavour, CNN first reported and Business Insider confirmed.
The former Fox News anchor’s literary agency cut ties with him following the publication of a New York Times article Saturday, which said O’Reilly paid $US32 million to his former Fox News co-host Lis Wiehl in a sexual harassment settlement.
In a statement, William Morris Endeavour announced it would “no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals.”
“It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward,” the statement said.
O’Reilly was also dropped by his television agency UTA on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
While best known for his work as a Fox News anchor, O’Reilly has also had a successful writing career. Since 1998, he’s written 23 books, many of which have been best sellers. O’Reilly’s newest book, “Killing England” (the seventh in his “Killing” series), made it to the top of The New York Times’ best seller list at the beginning of October.
Although O’Reilly didn’t make it onto Forbes’ 2017 highest-earning authors list, the publication has reported previously that, at one time, he earned tens of millions a year from books.
O’Reilly was fired from Fox News in April, after a bombshell New York Times report said the anchor had paid millions of dollars in sexual harassment settlements over the years.
William Morris Endeavour confirmed its statement to Business Insider, but declined to comment further.
Bill O’Reilly did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request to comment.
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