Top Advertiser To Stay With O'Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Апр 09, 2017,
Апр 09, 2017, 16:28
"Because you should have taken it all the way; I don't think Bill did anything wrong".
The president later added, "I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled". I worked for 13 years at Media Matters for America, and in that time, I saw progressive push back go from a far-flung and disparate constellation of media watchers to the organized and structured movement that effectively networks together through social media today.
Last week, Trump declared April "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month", saying "we all share the responsibility to reduce and ultimately end sexual violence", in a White House press release.
O'Reilly, 67, claimed he has never had a complaint filed against him either with the human resources department or an anonymous hotline.
But recent news of 21st Century Fox's multi-million dollar settlements surrounding sexual harassment claims against O'Reilly's has caused many companies to pull their ads from the show's slot. ABC News has not been able to independently verify new information in the Times story.
This tweet comes amid sexual harassment allegations of inappropriate behavior made against O'Reilly.
"We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about the O'Reilly Factor", Paul Rittenberg, executive vice president of sales, said in a statement to Business Insider.
That is likely why one of the women O'Reilly and Fox settled with, Rebecca Diamond, felt the need to speak out. Most recently MyPillow, Pfizer and LendingTree have all looked into pulling their ads from O'Reilly's show. With his right-wing, and sometimes controversial viewpoints, O'Reilly's show is a cash cow for the network, generating millions of dollars in advertising revenue for Fox.
All eyes are on Mr Murdoch, who has been running Fox News himself since he pushed out his friend, Mr Ailes.
Employers should be investigating all allegations and changing their cultures. By continuing to advertise on Fox News, companies aren't living up to their commitment to fight "any and all forms of sexual harassment". He denies all allegations.
"By my count, it's already been dozens of dozens of women" who have accused Ailies, O'Reilly and others at Fox News of sexual harassment.
Trump also made news during his Republican run for president when a decade-plus old Access Hollywood video surfaced showing him making derogatory and vulgar comments about women.