Trump defends O'Reilly after sexual harassment accusations
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 11:09
"I have pulled our ads, effective immediately, from the prime time airing of 'The O'Reilly Factor.' MyPillow does not condone sexual harassment or any of the allegations against Bill O'Reilly". Hours after Trump called the Fox News pundit "a good person", California Rep.
As noted in an article from Wednesday, this isn't the first time Trump has defended his Fox friends and sex criminals, but it is the first time he has done so as president. "I can not be thought to be afraid of Bill O'Reilly or anybody".
With an avalanche of advertisers pulling out of O'Reilly's program, Waters said, "It's all catching up with Bill O'Reilly and that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox". After the New York Times revealed that O'Reilly has made multiple payments to women accusing him of sexual harassment, 52 advertisers, including Subaru, BMW, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Advil, Bayer, and Esurance, have stopped their commercials from appearing during his show. However, the allegations have led several companies to remove their advertisements from the hour-long program.
After the allegations, Rice said on MSNBC that she has done nothing wrong and that the claims are "absolutely false".
Of course, Roger Ailes resigned as Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel previous year after allegations of sexual harassment.
The Murdochs aren't afraid to act quickly and without sentimentality: Gretchen Carlson filed her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes on July 6, and he was out of a job by July 21. 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. While it remains to be seen if Fox will continue to stand by him, there is now a direct cost associated with doing business with Bill O'Reilly and Fox News.
A Fox News spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
"It's coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some frightful things about women", she said of Trump's support for O'Reilly.
In all, more than 20 women reportedly spoke with the attorneys in voicing complaints about Ailes alleged inappropriate behavior.
The report outlines a series of disturbing claims, spanning from O'Reilly screaming at a junior producer to the television host telling another producer to buy a vibrator and calling her to describe sexual fantasies involving her.
"When they write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him".