Advertiser exodus from ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ continues as backlash grows

More than 20 organizations have pulled their ads from the Fox News show, and many have condemned sexual harassment. Despite $13M in settlements, the TV host denies the allegations.

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Following a recent report by The New York Times, more than 20 companies have pulled their commercials from the “The O’Reilly Factor.” The Times reported that five women who accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior had been given a total of roughly $13 million in settlements.

After The Times article, O’Reilly quickly published the following statement on his show’s website:

Just like other prominent and controversial people, I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity. 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.

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