BMW, Mercedes pull ads from O'Reilly show on Fox News

Mercedes-Benz pulls ads from Fox News' Bill O'Reilly show

Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that five women had received payment from either Fox or O'Reilly himself in exchange for agreeing not to sue for sexual harassment.

"We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about The O'Reilly Factor", Paul Rittenberg, Fox News executive VP advertising sales, said in a statement regarding the advertisers.

"And then drugmaker Sanofi's USA division said Tuesday it would be reallocating its current advertisements, writing in a statement: ". allegations made against Bill O'Reilly are matters that we take seriously and will continue to monitor.

The O'Reilly Factor, which draws nearly four million viewers a night, generated more than $446 million in advertising revenue from 2014 through 2016, according to the research firm Kantar Media.

Fox News has said it is standing by O'Reilly.

O'Reilly has not directly responded to the substance of Walsh's depiction of this episode but issued a more general statement saying no women had filed complaints through the network's human resources department.

Fox News has reportedly renewed its contract with O'Reilly, despite the claims.

Fresh and harsh scrutiny cast on star host Bill O'Reilly over allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women has given major corporations pause about associating themselves with the top-rated figure in cable news.

His long-running show remains the most watched cable news program in the United States, averaging around four million viewers. He denies the claims have any merit. O'Reilly and guests dug into the latest information about Rice and parsed her recent statements on the matter, including the interview she gave to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that settlements totaling $13 million had been reached with five women who accused O'Reilly of inappropriate behavior. Its anchor Bill O'Reilly is battling sexual harassment claims, which have already impacted the show. There may not be a lot of financial fallout for the Fox News Channel and its parent company, 21st Century Fox.

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai were the first to go public with their decisions, followed by companies including T. Rowe Price, Allstate, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus and Bayer.

Roginsky and Walsh's allegations come less than nine months after Ailes was ousted from the network over a sexual harassment scandal. He said he had "put to rest any controversies" to spare his children.

A spokesperson for Chevrolet told BuzzFeed News the company had not purchased national advertising on Fox News since the last quarter of 2016, but it is likely a dealer bought an ad.

"The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer, the Fox News Channel".

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