Bill O’ Reilly used his first independent podcast to proclaim his innocence, and reassure fans that he has no intentions of leaving the news media.
Broadcasting on Billoreilly.com, the TV veteran announced he’ll be hosting his show every Monday though Friday and that eventually he wants to turn it into a long-form news program.
Many loyal fans are convinced that the Murdoch brothers used the allegations of sexual harassment against O’Reilly as an excuse to remove him from Fox News.
The popular host was dismissed following allegations of inappropriate conduct by at least 6 women. It has been speculated that Sarah Murdoch helped influence the decision.
“I am sad that I’m not on television anymore. I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot, because there’s much stuff going on right now,” O’ Reilly told his online supporters.
“I’m very confident the truth will come out, and when it does, I don’t know if you’re going to be surprised – but I think you’re going to be shaken, as I am.”