Angie's List drops 'O'Reilly Factor' ads after initially standing by the show

Appearing on MSNBC, the congresswoman said she was "not surprised" the president defended O'Reilly, citing Trump's history of lewd comments about women.

FILE - In this October 1, 2015 file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos in the set in NY. "Because you should have taken it all the way". "I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person".

While dozens of brands have said they're pulling ads from Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" because of harassment allegations against its host, others remain to court the biggest audience on cable television news.

"Based on the recent allegations and our strong commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance in the workplace, we have made a decision to pull Constant Contact's ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor, '" company spokeswoman Lark-Marie Anton said in a statement to Boston.com.

O'Reilly denied the allegations by the five women-two of whom had previously made headlines when reports of their cases surfaced-who received settlements for agreements to avoid litigation or any mention of their claims, including allegations that he'd made vulgar comments, unwanted sexual advances and phone calls while masturbating, according to the Times investigation.

21st Century Fox is still dealing with the legal fallout from sexual harassment charges against former Fox News head Roger Ailes.

Things are bad enough for women in the workplace without the President himself parroting harmful rhetoric defending old white men from any blame.

O'Reilly, who has been hosting the breakout Fox News show since 1996, has ties to the Bay State.

Fox continues to lose advertisers as sexual harassment claims against TV personality Bill O'Reilly escalate. But that didn't deter Waters from responding: "Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman and I can not be intimidated". "They need to go to jail".

"We live in an era of corporate transparency because of social media". The gains that followed could be attributed to O'Reilly's loyal viewers rallying behind him. Several news outlets reported she had recorded some of their meetings.

Some of the companies that abandoned O'Reilly issued strongly worded statements that may be hard to explain if they return, said Angelo Carusone, president of the liberal watchdog Media Matters.

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.

In all, more than 20 women reportedly spoke with the attorneys in voicing complaints about Ailes alleged inappropriate behavior.

  • Salvatore Jensen