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On April 1, The New York Times reported that five women had received payments totaling almost $13 million from either O'Reilly or 21st Century Fox "in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their" reports about of sexual harassment involving O'Reilly.

President Donald Trump has defended embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who has come under intense scrutiny over allegations of sexual misconduct. One woman alone reportedly received $9 million.

O'Reilly said in a weekend statement that being a well-known public figure makes him vulnerable to lawsuits and that the settlements were made to put "any controversies" to rest. The group is keeping track of companies who say they will pull ads from O'Reilly's show and has been celebrating their progress on Twitter.

For the last 20 years, conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly's Fox News television show, "The O'Reilly Factor", has routinely been one of the highest rated shows on cable television.

"But it's all catching up with Bill O'Reilly", she continued, "and that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox".

Do you think Fox News should fire Bill O'Reilly? Angie's List originally chose to keep running ads during the show, stating on Tuesday they wanted to "reach as many people as possible", and that they trust their customers to "make their own media consumption decisions".

Of course, by Trump's standards, "The O'Reilly Factor" host is a tremendous guy, maybe even the most tremendous person he knows. They have complained about a wide range of behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O'Reilly was masturbating, according to documents and interviews. These included a Fox News favorite MyPillow, SimpliSafe home security system, and the drug Entyvio (owned by the pharmaceutical company Takeda).

Some social media users were wondering how the president, who has been repeatedly accused of sexual assault and harassment since the 1980s, was going to honor the victims of such heinous crimes. The news has sparked an exodus of advertisers telling Fox they didn't want to be involved in O'Reilly's show. Personally, I think he shouldn't have settled ... because you should have taken it all the way. Now, the National Organization for Women is leading a push to get O'Reilly fired.

More than 60 companies have pulled out from the show since Saturday, and the Washington Post reports that some of the companies still advertising on the show are only doing so because they are locked into previously agreed upon ad-buys.

  • Zachary Reyes