Embattled O'Reilly takes his longest spring break in years

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As a result of the report, at least 75 companies pulled their advertisements from O'Reilly's Fox News show, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Allstate and Credit Karma, among many other notable brands. The popular Fox News pundit announced his break from broadcasting at the end of The O'Reilly Factor on Tuesday night, pointedly noting that the family trip has always been in the works.

Murdoch, who took over running Fox News last summer when former CEO Roger Ailes was ousted following allegations of sexual harassment, then wrote Fox News and Fox Business have both enjoyed strong first quarters. The decision on his future is up to the three to people at Fox Murdoch, 86, who controls 21st Century Fox, and his two sons Lachlan, 45, and James, 44, who have top leadership positions at the company.

Ailes, 76, had built the conservative news channel at the request of Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp. "Put it to good use", O'Reilly said.

This is just one of the issues now facing Fox News, as three African-American employees filed a racial discrimination lawsuit alleging that former longtime comptroller Judy Slater discriminated against them and used racial slurs.

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Yesterday, O'Reilly and Fox News announced that the controversial commentator was taking a vacation; he was heading to Italy and the Vatican. But the younger Murdock's will wait to see how the internal investigation plays out and in the meantime they will make sure Perino, is ready if O'Reilly must go.

O'Reilly has acknowledged the settlements made between 2002 and 2014, but denied the merits of all the sexual harassment claims made against him.

Fabiani said that O'Reilly's vacation coincided with his children's spring break and that arrangements, including airline and hotel, had been made in October. MSNBC was second with 1.6 million viewers, followed by USA Network's 1.5 million viewers and HGTV's 1.4 million watchers. The company declined to comment Wednesday.

Amid a simmering scandal from misconduct allegations, star Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has gone off the air for what's described as a long-planned vacation, with his representative saying his show "will remain unchanged until Mr. O'Reilly's return post-vacation".

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