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USA: Firms withdraw advertisements from Fox News show following sexual harassment claims against host

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13 April 2017

Fox News loses more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against cable host are revealed

"Fox losing more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly", 4 Apr 2017

Pressure mounted on Tuesday for Fox News to take action against its top-rated host, Bill O’Reilly, as a series of prominent companies pulled advertising from his show and a leading women’s rights group called for his ouster following an investigation by The New York Times…that revealed multiple settlements over allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior …Among the companies pulling their ads from Mr. O’Reilly’s show are the car companies Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi and Lexus; the pharmaceutical and health care companies Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Consumer HealthCare; and Allstate, the insurance company… Some advertisers have said they will continue to run ads on his show. Cheryl Reed, a spokeswoman for Angie’s List, said, “Just as we trust members to make their own hiring decisions, we trust them to make their own media consumption decisions.”…

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Article
6 April 2017

Mercedes-Benz reassigns its advertisements on Fox News after cable host is accused of sexual harassment

Author: Katie Reilly, Fortune

"Mercedes-Benz Pulls Ads From ‘O’Reilly Factor’ After ‘Disturbing’ Sexual Harassment Claims", 3 Apr 2017

Mercedes-Benz has "reassigned" advertisements set to air during The O'Reilly Factor after reports that the show's host, Bill O'Reilly, was accused of sexual harassment. A New York Times report published Saturday found that Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox and the host himself paid a total of $13 million to five women since 2002. The money was paid "in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him." O'Reilly has said the accusations lack merit, but he has not denied the payments."Yes, we had advertising running on The O'Reilly Factor (we run on most major cable news shows) and it has been reassigned in the midst of this controversy," Donna Boland, the manager of corporate communications at Mercedes-Benz, said in a statement to CNN Money. "The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don't feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now." Fox News did not immediately respond to requests for comment

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