BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai Pull Ads From 'The O'Reilly Factor' Amid Scandal

Also Monday, psychologist Wendy Walsh, a radio and TV personality who once starred in a regular segment on O'Reilly's show, detailed a sexual harassment allegation of her own during a news conference in Los Angeles.

The move from the companies has come in response to a report from the New York Times which claims that over the course of several years settlements totaling $13m had been reached with five women who accused the presenter of inappropriate behavior, including sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

A story from Kludt Tuesday shows he has contacted at least 15 of the 20 advertisers that have pulled their ads so far from "The O'Reilly Factor".

"As a company we seek to partner with companies and programming that share our values of inclusion and diversity".

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the parent company of the Rachael Ray-partnered dog food brand Nutrish, said it "removed our advertising from the program because of these recent and disturbing allegations". Hyundai Motor Corp told the New York Times it was reallocating future advertising on the program. "In effect, they are paying for The O'Reilly Factor to stay on the air, and paying to settle the lawsuits against him", explained Nicole Carty, campaigner at SumOfUs.

On Monday evening, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai announced that they'd be pulling their ads from the show. Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly is questioning Kelly's loyalty for writing in her just-published memoir and talking about accusations that former Fox chief Roger Ailes made unwanted sexual advances on her a decade ago.

The O'Reilly Factor is Fox News' top rated show and its viewership has continued to climb in the a year ago, reported the Associated Press. BMW said Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that they are joining the other advertisers that are pulling their ads from "The O'Reilly Factor".

The new lawsuit against Ailes was brought by Fox's Julie Roginsky and is notable because it accuses Fox's current management of trying to cover up for Ailes. This time around, while Fox continues to figure out how to "leverage O'Reilly's behavior", advertisers are decidedly not prepared to wait and see, and are dropping him like a bad habit instead. Allstate said support for women is a company value and it had also suspended advertising on the show.

"The spoof gets sillier: "'In all of America, ' O'Reilly said, "have there ever been two men who are more clearly equipped to discuss what women want, even when they clearly don't want it and need a little, coaxing?'" Some of those ads turned up during the Imus broadcast as part of a "run of schedule" buy that gave the network some freedom to place the commercial during a span of hours on its daytime schedule.

"The controversy around The O'Reilly Factor program and allegations made against Bill O'Reilly are matters that we take seriously and will continue to monitor", Sanofi said. The exit of the former president of the network, Roger Ailes was as a result of a sexual harassment related scandal.



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