Bill O'Reilly Sexual Harassment Scandal

Bill O'Reilly Announces Vacation, Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Bill O’Reilly is stepping out of the spotlight for a moment.

Addressing viewers of The O’Reilly Factor on Tuesday, the Fox News staple announced that he’ll be MIA from his nightly talker while he treats himself to a little vacation:

“Last fall, I booked a trip that should be terrific, [but] I’m not going to tell you where it is,” O’Reilly said, adding that viewers can visit to his website to submit their guesses as to where he’s going. (My guess? This social media experiment won’t end well.)

As you might expect, many are questioning the timing of O’Reilly’s vacation. Amid recent reports that he and Fox News paid $13 million in sexual harassment settlements, advertisers have been pulling out of The O’Reilly Factor in droves.

But it’s not a permanent vacation: A Fox News spokesperson has confirmed to TVLine that O’Reilly will return to the Factor on Monday, April 24.

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  1. John Corbae says:

    There was a really nice island vacation spot in California called Alcatraz where he should stay for a while.

  2. Tony Lang says:

    Let’s hope his flight was booked with United…

  3. A. Johnson says:

    He’s gross.

  4. Steve F. says:

    I hear Yemen is nice this time of year…

  5. ALM says:

    Maybe he’ll meet up with Bill Clinton while he is there and they can swap stories.

  6. Justice says:

    You guys are trying to take him down but it wont work. Every jane and sarah files a harraament suit these days if you say hi to them and/or dont give them a job.

    • peterwdawson says:

      If you are in a position of power and include lewd or inappropriate remarks, then yeah, they would, because that’s harassment.

    • Cas says:

      People like you are why women get abused, harassed and murdered on a daily basis. Because you just don’t believe a man is capable of being an ass.

    • Gina says:

      1 or 2 women over a multiple year period could possibly be written off as nothing. But this is/MULTIPLE women. He’s a man with too much power and he tries to use it to intimidate women. Why is that so much of a stretch for people to believe?

    • Mary says:

      How can you take someone down, when he is already so low.

  7. Gina says:

    lol at him going out of his way to try to convince people that he “booked the vacation last fall”.

  8. Mary says:

    He should of took a permanent vacation about 5 years ago or so, but I do find the timing ironic. Yes Bill, go into hiding hoping it will all blow over.

    • Sarah says:

      I wonder who pays Mary to comment on literally all of TvLine’s politically-related stories? Or does she just have nothing better to do?

      • Mary says:

        One can ask the same of you. Seriously, I wouldn’t call this a political story but a human decency one, which obviously you have no clue about.

        • Sarah says:

          Still didn’t answer my question.

          • Mary says:

            Was there a question? Ironic you all assume someone is getting paid when you don’t like the post – ignorant assumption at best. Here is a helpful hint – scroll past the post if it bothers you so much. Obviously it is you who has nothing better to do. FYI I post on other articles also, but I guess you must skip past those.

          • Sarah says:

            Nope, you only post on politically-related articles.

          • Jim says:

            Mary got…wait for it…TRIGGERED!!…again

  9. MMD says:

    Sure Bill, we believe you and the timing is just a coincidence. smdh

  10. Pat Cattin says:

    Bill is a good man. He has raised millions for the wounded warrior project. The kerfuffle over the sex issue is blown up to provide a “Safe Zone” for all the triggered snowflakes that will not get over their devastating beat down in our countries political war over the values our country stands for. Bill O’Reilly is the MOST popular TV news commentator in modern times. The whole orchestrated effort to hurt Bill in the advertisers can be answered with the simple phrase; “This too, shall pass”.

  11. Larc says:

    Bill O’Reilly is the smartest man alive. He knows everything! If you don’t believe it, just ask him. ;)

  12. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    Ah, the infamous vacation. That would normally mean he won’t be back. But it’s O’Reilly and Fox News, so they probably just want this all to die down. He’ll be back in two weeks.

  13. Troy says:

    It’s amazing to me how this loud-mouth has a comment about everything but yet refuses to comment about these sexual harassment allegations. Isn’t silence an admission of guilt? Oh Bill, you can’t just hide your head in the sand and pretend that this is all going to go away.

  14. Valerie Tower says:

    Good riddance. Please don’t come back

  15. Peach Fuzz says:

    Oh no! But who will my devoted grandmother and my father watch every night??? Who will they get their fake news from??? Tomi is gone and Bill is on hiatus–I mean vacation. I guess the pressure of delivering such news lays on the shoulders of Mr. Hannity.

  16. Carolann says:

    Fox News made a big mistake! Really big mistake! He was the reason I got hooked on watching Fox News initially, then stayed tune to other shows. Advertisers would come back after the dust settles, sad that decisions are made for monetary reasons. Polls showed that even though the advertisers pulled out, his audience didn’t. If he goes to another network, so go I. Even before that happens! He can never be replaced in popularity. Fox just parted with the best thing that ever happened to them. Old saying: learn by your mistakes.