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Bill O'Reilly Is Going On 'Vacation' Amid His Sexual Harassment Scandal — But Will His Show Actually Return?

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Bill O'Reilly is taking a vacation amid his recent sexual harassment scandal… but will he be back??

On Tuesday evening, The O'Reilly Factor host announced he'd be taking some time away from the cameras for a little rest and relaxation. While this vacation may seem like the A-lister has been suspended from his popular show, the journalist was vehement that he booked the trip "last fall."

Sooooo, this awkwardly timed vacation has NOTHING to do with the fact that The New York Times reported he paid $13 million to settle harassment claims?? Huh.

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In fact, a Fox News spokesperson even confirmed O'Reilly would be back on April 24. Bummer.

Nonetheless, things still aren't looking great for the TV personality. According to NYMag, there's talk inside Fox News that Bill's most recent show will be his last. It's said the news organization has hired lawyers from renowned law firm Paul, Weiss to do a "deep dive" investigation into the 67-year-old's actions. In case you forgot, 21st Century Fox brought in P,W last summer in order to investigate Roger Ailes.

Apparently, the legal team is focusing on the claims made by Wendy Walsh via the company's anonymous hotline. Although Fox News co-president, Bill Shine, is reportedly eager to keep O'Reilly at the network, the Murdoch family is divided as to what to do. We have a feeling they aren't loving that around three dozen advertisers are boycotting O'Reilly.

One senior staffer at Fox News noted:

"It's up to the family."

Specifically, it's believed that only James Murdoch is in favor of giving Bill the boot. However, James was the one who fought for Ailes' firing too and got his way. So, pretty much, O'Reilly better be sweatin' right about now.

Another higher up at the news organization added:

"The assumption is that he'll exit in a non-embarrassing way."

Well, well! It'll be inneresting to see what happens in the coming days. Stay tuned!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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