The decision by dozens of corporations comes as a result of an explosive story in The New York Times, which reported that O'Reilly has paid out $13 million in settlements because of sexual harassment allegations made by various women over the years.
As advertisers dropped Fox News' O'Reilly Factor amid sexual harassment allegations, President Donald Trump stepped in to defend the TV host, which led Late Night host Seth Meyers to examine a bit more closely the "symbiotic relationship" between Trump, O'Reilly and the news network in his "Closer Look".
"I don't think Bill did anything wrong", Trump told The New York Times.
Courtesy of UltraVioletIf the words "loofah" and "falafel" both spark an unsettling image in your mind's eye, then Bill O'Reilly's current predicament probably won't surprise you. "And so, I just want you to know that the president didn't do himself any good standing up for O'Reilly", the Congresswoman declared on Wednesday's broadcast of All In with MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Bill O'Reilly, the host of Fox News' popular talkshow "The O'Reilly Factor", is on tenuous ground as a growing number of companies pull advertisements from his show.
During the U.S. election campaign, Trump had defended then Fox News chief Roger Ailes, who also was accused of sexual harassment.More news: National Hockey League roundup: Rangers top Canadiens, even series at two apiece
"This really is a sexual harassment enterprise", Waters said. Lisa Bloom, the lawyer for one of O'Reilly's accusers, has called for an independent investigation of Fox News.
Fox News Channel acknowledged the advertiser defections. I guess, except of course, if it happens to be your friend, Bill O'Reilly, who is the one accused of sexually violating. In the aftermath of the report, numerous advertisers have put a hold on or completely pulled their ads from the "O'Reilly Factor", including Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW, T. Rowe Price, Allstate, GlaxoSmithKline, and Constant Contact.
"They need to go to jail", Waters, D-Calif., said in reference to the president and the people who perpetuated an alleged "sexual harassment enterprise" at Fox News. White, college-educated women ignored those comments and voted for Trump over Hilary Clinton in the November 8 election.
Of course, Roger Ailes resigned as Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel past year after allegations of sexual harassment.
O'Reilly, who has been hosting the breakout Fox News show since 1996, has ties to the Bay State.