UTA Parts Ways With Bill O’Reilly in Wake of $32 Million Settlement Report

Former Fox News host “has already lined up alternative representation,” his spokesman tells TheWrap

Last Updated: October 24, 2017 @ 2:36 PM

Bill O’Reilly has parted ways with his talent agency UTA, TheWrap has learned.

“Bill has already lined up alternative representation,” said O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani, who declined to elaborate further, or say who was now representing the former Fox News star.

The news comes amid new revelations that O’Reilly settled a sexual harassment claim against him for $32 million while serving as host of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News.

A spokesperson for UTA declined to comment on the matter.

As he has in the past, O’Reilly has strenuously denied the accuracy of the numerous allegations against him and spoken out in numerous news outlets, saying his accusers are motivated by financial gain and for political reasons, and that he settled the suits in order to protect his family.

“I’m not going to sit here in a courtroom for a year and a half and let my kids get beaten up every single day of their lives by a tabloid press,” he told the New York Times in an interview published Saturday.

Despite his exit from Fox News, O’Reilly has maintained an active presence on Twitter and his website BillOReilly.com. It remains to be seen how the latest settlement revelations will affect his post-Fox ventures.