Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Bill O'Reilly Cost FOX News More Advertisers

Bill O'Reilly Cost FOX News More Advertisers

The Times report was published online on Saturday - and O'Reilly has hosted two programs since the disclosures that numerous sexual harassment claims had been settled, including some within the a year ago.

Trump defended O'Reilly in an interview this morning with the New York Times, saying, "I don't think Bill did anything wrong.He's a person I know well; he's a good person".

Courtesy of UltraVioletIf the words "loofah" and "falafel" both spark an unsettling image in your mind's eye, then Bill O'Reilly's current predicament probably won't surprise you. "And it's catching up with them and you have over 30 advertisers who have taken away their advertising". "The advertisers are speaking and women are speaking and I think it's going to work out - but the president shouldn't have done that".

Other companies who have pulled advertisements from the show include automobile manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz, insurance company Allstate, and pharmaceutical maker Sanofi SA-which acquired Cambridge-based biotech firm Genzyme in 2011.

Bill O'Reilly reportedly has a history of sexually harassing female colleagues and guests on his show, and is said to have settled out of court with five complainants for a total of US$13 million.

The report about O'Reilly comes less than a year after Fox News' former chairman Roger Ailes was ousted following a sexual harassment lawsuit.

The investigation by the Times was the latest in a line of complaints since former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleged in August 2016 that O'Reilly subjected her to unwelcome advances.

"I don't really want him speaking for the United States", she said. She calls O'Reilly and Trump "two of a kind".

The Jenny Craig defection shows how dire the situation has become for Fox News.

Amazingly, O'Reilly's once-certain future at the network is now in doubt. Maxine Waters referred to Fox News as "a sexual harassment enterprise".

"If they continue to do this, in the way that they have done, they need to go to jail", Waters expounded.

O'Reilly produces more revenue than anyone else for Fox News, according to research firm Kantar Media and reported by USA Today.

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