The company announced Monday that the network’s co-president, Bill Shine is out. The announcement comes just days after the network parted ways with on-air personality Bill O’Reilly after sexual harassment allegations surfaced.
Many suggest that Shine’s dismissal is another signal that the company is looking to start fresh following the controversial departures of O’Reilly and Ailes.
Shine’s name came up several times in sexual harassment allegations against Ailes, listing him as one of Ailes’ enablers. One Fox News contributor even sued Shine for failing to investigate her claims against Ailes.
O’Reilly and Ailes have both denied the claims made against them.
Shine had been with Fox News since it started in 1996. New York Magazine was the first to report his departure:
BREAKING: Two sources inside Fox News say Bill Shine is out as of this morning
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) May 1, 2017
Fox News founder and News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch issued the following statement: