Report: Guilfoyle Fox News Exit Not Voluntary — Host Replaced Friday, Not Allowed To Say Goodbye

Kimberly Guilfoyle didn’t take her usual spot on “The Five” Friday afternoon after it was reported that the longtime Fox News host would be parting ways with the network.

Not only did sources tell DailyMail.com that Guilfoyle was purposefully not given the chance to say goodbye to co-hosts and viewers Friday, but HuffPost also reported that her departure from the network was not “voluntary.”

Townhall editor and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich filled in for Guilfoyle Friday.

“Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle,” a Fox News spokesperson said in what HuffPost described as a “terse statement.”

News broke on Friday that the 49-year-old Guilfoyle, who has been with Fox News since February 2006, was stepping down from her role on “The Five” to take a position with America First PAC. It wasn’t clear initially whether the move was merely a leave of absence from Fox News or intended to be permanent. (RELATED: Report: Kimberly Guilfoyle Is Leaving Fox News)

CNN’s Brian Stelter alluded to “ethical concerns” inside the network due to her relationship with the president’s son, but sources close to Guilfoyle and her boyfriend of four months, Donald Trump Jr., deny that her exit was not voluntary.

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