UTA Says Adios To Bill O’Reilly

United Talent Agency informed Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly that his contract will be allowed to expire at the end of the year, Pollstar has confirmed.  

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It was recently revealed that O’Reilly settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $32 million just before signing a four-year contract extension with the cable network, despite multiple settlements made to women making similar charges.

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes was fired earlier in the year under a cloud of harassment charges.

While some published reports claimed UTA’ board made a decision to drop O’Reilly, however, those reports are incorrect: his contract, which ends at the end of the year, simply will not be renewed.

A UTA spokesman told Pollstar it will not comment publicly on the termination of its relationship with O’Reilly.

The agency, however, has been upfront regarding issues of public interest this year, including announcing its support and participation in the “Day Without A Woman” action in March.

“We consider it vital for UTA to be a part of the global dialogue about gender equity and underscore its importance,” UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer said at the time. “Women play a critical role in the workforce and are essential members of the UTA family, and we fully support this event and encourage women across the agency to mark the day.”