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In this April 24, 2017 photo, Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a New York restaurant with Rupert Murdoch, second from right, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday, May 1, that Shine, a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out


Fox News announced Monday that co-president Bill Shine resigned, making him the latest high-level departure from the network which continues to grapple with harassment and discrimination scandals. 

"This is a significant day for all at Fox News," Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, said in a statement.  

"Bill has played a huge role in building Fox News to its present position as the nation's biggest and most important cable channel in the history of the industry. His contribution to our channel and our country will resonate for many years."

Shine had been with Fox since its inception in 1996 and was promoted to co-president last year when CEO Roger Ailes was driven out amid a sexual harassment scandal. 

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Although Shine wasn't accused of any direct wrongdoing, some ex-employees accused him of looking the other way as claims against the network piled up. 

CNN reports that Shine has been named in at least four lawsuits or allegations related to sexual harassment or discrimination at the network. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out

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