Advertisers Bail on O’Reilly After Sexual Harassment Settlements

Bill O'Reilly appearing on "CBS This Morning" November 15, 2016. Image via screenshot

FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly may have been given a contract extension by the network despite numerous allegations of sexual harassment but he and FOX News are now facing economic consequences that reach far beyond the $13 million in settlements he paid to his five accusers.

A total of nine companies have announced that they will no longer advertise during The O’Reilly Factor, which has been the top-rated show on FOX News for the last 15 years. On Monday, Mercedes Benz announced that they would no longer advertise during O’Reilly’s time slot. Eight other companies joined them on Tuesday in their refusal to advertise during The O’Reilly Factor.

The Hill reports that Hyundai, BMW of North America, Untuckit, Constant Contact, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, GSK pharmaceuticals, Allstate and Sanofi consumer healthcare will no longer advertise during The O’Reilly Factor.

Hyundai said it made the decision to no longer advertise on the show due to “recent and disturbing allegations,” according to the New York Times.

BMW North America based its decision “in light of the recent New York Times investigation.”

Men’s apparel company Untuckit said it was told by its media buyer to “reallocate our ad dollars to other shows” while the situation is monitored.

Will this loss of advertisers impact FOX News’ decision to stand by Bill O’Reilly going forward?

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h/t The Hill

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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