United Talent Agency, one of the largest talent agencies in the world, on Monday evening informed Bill O'Reilly that it will no longer represent the former Fox News host when his agreement with the company expires at the end of the year.
The agency's decision to sever ties with O'Reilly came after a new report revealed over the weekend that the one-time king of cable news prime-time ratings paid $32 million to settle sexual harassment allegations with a longtime Fox News analyst, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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The New York Times reported Saturday that O'Reilly struck the $32 million deal with former network colleague Lis Wiehl last January. O'Reilly responded that the Times unfairly attacked him, claiming that the paper wants to hurt his career.
O'Reilly's representative, Mark Fabiani, told the Hollywood Reporter that "Bill has already lined up new representation," but he would not reveal which agency he signed with.
The Reporter noted that UTA's move to sever its relationship with O'Reilly came as no surprise following several calls from its liberal Hollywood clients to drop O'Reilly last spring, when his sexual harassment settlements came to light.