Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

"I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled", the president added.

He has denied subjecting women to unwanted sexual advances.

A number of major advertisers don't want their commercials to air during Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" after a number of sexual harassment clai... "I think not. But as you point out, he was with Roger Ailes all the way, and he's going to be with Bill O'Reilly all the way, and he may feel that in his own way, he himself has been wrong, with the "Access Hollywood" tape".

Last week, Trump declared April 2017 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, pledging that his administration "will do everything in its power to protect women, children, and men from sexual violence". They likely believed contracting away these women's ability to publicly talk about their allegations would prevent exactly the sort of media sh*tstorm that has now left a wide variety of advertisers unwilling to associate with the Bill O'Reilly. "Totally unfounded, based on what I read".

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Wieser noted some advertisers had already made a decision 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.

In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations, advertisers have been defecting from O'Reilly's show, "The O'Reilly Factor". But neither the company nor O'Reilly have addressed the matter since Saturday, when the New York Times first revealed the extent of settlements paid to O'Reilly's accusers. In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline.

The New York Times has identified three new cases of alleged sexual harassment against the presenter in addition to two already known cases.

Asked by AFP, US carmaker Ford said it was not an advertiser for the Fox News channel.

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