Will show be canceled after advertisers pull out?
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 1:42
Together, they've allegedly paid out more than $13 million to keep those women quiet, but now that word is out, dozens of advertisers have pulled their money from The O'Reilly Factor. "The allegations are disturbing", said spokeswoman Donna Boland.
In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on October 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor", on October 1, 2015 in NY.
Rebecca Diamond, one of the women who reportedly settled her sexual harassment allegations against the racist commentator, expressed her disappointment over Trump's comments. O'Reilly hasn't admitted any wrongdoing. Mackris would never work in television news again.
O'Reilly has denied that there is any merit to the allegations against him. Fox News has not commented on the lawsuit. His daughter later testified in court that she saw O'Reilly drag her mother down a staircase by the neck. And so they are two of a kind. If advertisers are serious about confronting sexual harassment, they must stop financially supporting a company that has shown little desire to resolve its toxic culture of harassment. Additionally, according to the survey, of those who had "experienced workplace sexual harassment, 29 percent reported the issue while 71 percent did not". She went on to say "it's all catching up with Bill O'Reilly and that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox".
The news network didn't immediately return inquiries Saturday.
During an interview with the New York Times yesterday, President Donald Trump voiced support for conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly.
Prominent advertisers who have stood beside the Fox News host, at least as of this writing, include Carfax, Advil, Dish and ReddiWip.
More recently, O'Reilly has seemingly sought to re-enforce that strategy of silence over social media by making no mention of his ongoing troubles and only tweeting about unrelated events, as if nothing was going on behind the scenes. "It's very sad because he's a very good person". Last week, the president declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month.