Fourteen companies are pulling advertisements from Bill O’Reilly’s primetime cable program on Fox News following a Saturday report that the host paid $13 million to five women who accused him over the years of sexual harassment.
On Monday evening, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai announced that they’d be pulling their ads from the show. The next day, CNN reports, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Constant Contact, Bayer, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Untuckit, Allstate, T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, and Wayfair followed suit.
The hemorrhaging of advertisers occurred after a New York Times investigation revealed that five women who had accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment had secretly received $13 million cumulatively in settlements from the network.
What company won’t pull advertising? Angie’s List.
The crowdsourced business-reviewing website Angie’s List said, “We do not have plans to change our ad buy.” The spokesperson continued in a statement: “We place ads across a wide spectrum of venues intending to reach as many viewers/listeners/readers as possible without taking a position on the viewpoints of the venues themselves. Just as we trust members to make their own hiring decisions, we trust them to make their own media consumption decisions.”