NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Bill O'Reilly, accused last week of sexual harassment, canceled his new book's promotional tour after lawyers reportedly told the Fox News host to keep quiet.
O'Reilly also scrapped plans to appear on ABC's "The View," HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," CBS' "The Early Show" and a Nov. 1 interview with PBS' Charlie Rose to talk about "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids," E! Online reported Tuesday.
Tony Snow took over the helm last Friday for "The O'Reilly Factor's" "No Spin Zone" segment, leaving "Factor" without its namesake.
"I have been advised to keep my big mouth shut, and I have promised to do that," O'Reilly said, explaining his sudden departure from public view.
O'Reilly's last public appearance was Thursday when he was a guest on "Live with Regis and Kelly."
Sexual harassment allegations were made public last week when Andrea Mackris, an associate producer, accused O'Reilly of sexual misconduct.
O'Reilly has filed his own lawsuit, accusing Mackris of extortion by demanding $60 million to keep from going public with the allegations.