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Mercedes-Benz Pulls 'O'Reilly Factor' Ads Amid Sexual Harassment Controversy

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Tobias Pedroso | 12 Abril, 2017, 12:40

The New York Times reported over the weekend that Fox News and host Bill O'Reilly have paid out $13 million dollars to five women who had accused O'Reilly of harassment.

"We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about "The O'Reilly Factor". Advertisers refusing to be associated with O'Reilly in the wake of the sexual harassment lawsuits include automakers BMW, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi; pharmaceutical manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Consumer Products; email marketing company Constant Contact; men's clothing line Untuckit; Ainsworth Pet Nutrition; insurance agency Allstate; and asset management firm T. Rowe Price, NBC News reported. And the investment firm T.Rowe Price said Tuesday afternoon that it had made a decision to pull its upcoming ads from the program in light of the new allegations.

O'Reilly's nightly news show has consistently been Fox News's biggest ratings driver, pulling in nearly 4 million viewers a night.

Now, Mercedes-Benz has announced that the many harassment allegations made against O'Reilly are too "disturbing" for it to ignore, so it has chose to pull all of its ads from The O'Reilly Factor.

"We are continually reviewing our advertising to ensure it is conducted in a responsible manner aligned with our values", a GSK spokesperson said.

Ailes left the company last summer after several sexual harassment allegations from former employees.

Fox has stood by O'Reilly, who has said he is a target for such allegations because of his prominence. Between 2014 and 2016, O'Reilly brought in $416 billion in advertising revenue. But alas, here are the more than 20 brands in question who've at least temporarily stopped making it easier for Trump's cable-news BFF to flout an air of impenetrability. "Until Fox can clean house, until they can make changes in good faith, I think they'll keep hemorrhaging advertisers".

NOW President Terry O'Neill said in a statement that O'Reilly's alleged actions were a misogynistic abuse of power that warrants termination.

Wieser noted some advertisers had already chose to stay away following the sexual harassment scandals of the network's departed head, Roger Ailes, and newly concerned companies will wind up on other Fox News programs.

Even so, Fox News stuck by him for two years, even after some 300 advertisers had fled the show, before Beck was canceled, according to Ad Age.

Another organization, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, responded to clarify that it "does not have a partnership or a sponsorship with Fox News".

The National Organization for Women (NOW) calls for Bill O'Reilly to be fired and demands an immediate independent investigation into the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News.

Twenty-first Century Fox has extended O'Reilly's contract, which had been set to expire this year, according to people familiar with the deal. The controversy around The O'Reilly Factor program and allegations made against Bill O'Reilly are matters that we take seriously and will continue to monitor.

Tuesday's episode included no less than 15 promo spots for Fox News' sibling Fox Business Network channel. The allegations surrounding Ailes came to light after Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox host, filed a lawsuit in July alleging that Ailes had pressured her for sex and demoted her when she refused.