On the heels of a story in Saturday’s New York Times reporting that five women had reached settlements totaling $13 million for sexual harassment and verbal abuse claims against Bill O’Reilly, Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox are reeling. As seen on CNN and the New York Times today Bill O’Reilly is feeling the pressure as advertisers have begun to pull their support and the National Organization for Women (NOW) called for Bill O’Reilly to be fired:
ONE BILLION RISING calls on activists around the world to raise their concerns with these advertisers of Bill O’Reilly’s nightly show “The O’Reilly Factor”. Already, 6 companies – Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Untuckit and Constant Contact and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition – have pulled their advertisements from the slot, citing deep concern over the harassment and verbal abuse allegations against O’Reilly.
Let’s keep up the pressure, urging even more advertisers to pull their support of the show, which has 4 million viewers a night and generates more than $100 million in annual advertising revenue.
Tell them what you think, warn them you will stop buying their products if they don’t stop supporting O’Reilly’s show, and remind them that women workers have the right to safe working environments free of assault and harassment!
Jenny Craig @JennyCraig
UPDATE as reported by Huffington Post – let’s keep the pressure on #Rise4WomenWorkers: ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Loses About 15 Advertisers. Here Are The Ones That Stayed.
A list of companies that ran commercials during the East Coast airing of the Tuesday night Fox News show is below. The list does not include local ads that aired during the prime-time program, as those advertisers vary depending on the market.
In addition to running a commercial, insurance company Pacific Life sponsored a segment on the show in which O’Reilly responded to viewer emails.