Advertisers continue to flee Fox News following a bombshell New York Times article that Fox News paid out over $13 million to settle sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly.
New York Times: “Six more marketers said they were withdrawing ads from “The O’Reilly Factor,’’ making a total of eight that have suspended sponsorship in the last 24 hours. Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai announced their decisions Monday night, and on Tuesday they were joined by BMW of North America; GlaxoSmithKline; Allstate; Constant Contact, an online marketer; Untuckit, a men’s clothing distributor; and Sanofi Consumer HealthCare, which advertised products like ACT mouthwash on Mr. O’Reilly’s show.”
“The decisions come after The New York Times published an investigation last weekend that found that five women who had accused Mr. O’Reilly of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior received settlements totaling about $13 million.”
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 4, 2017