‘O’Reilly Factor’ Advertiser Exit Grows After Alleged Harassment Settlements

The list of companies pulling their adds from Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Channel primetime show has now grown to 21 advertisers. The list is as follows:

Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Constant Contact, Bayer, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Orkin, UNTUCKit, Allstate, Esurance (which is owned by Allstate), T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Credit Karma, Wayfair, The Wonderful Company, TrueCar, the Society for Human Resource Management and Coldwell Banker.

The advertiser pullout is becoming increasingly problematic for FNC’s mother company because when Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes exited last summer in a hail of sexual harassment allegations, parent 21st Century Fox had pledged zero tolerance for any behavior that “disrespects women or contributes to an uncomfortable work environment.”  The company recently re-upped O’Reilly’s contract and, NYT reports, some of the payments were made since Ailes’ exit.

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‘O’Reilly Factor’ Advertiser Exit Grows After Alleged Harassment Settlements

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