On Saturday, the New York Times reported that five women were paid off after charges of sexual harassment against Fox personality Bill O’Reilly surfaced.
Two of the settlements came after Roger Ailes left the network over sexual harassment allegations last year, according to the New York Times. The women “have complained about a wide range of behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O’Reilly was masturbating,” the New York Times reported.
Yes, well, that’s disgusting.
Now two advertisers, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, have pulled ads from O’Reilly’s show The O’Reilly factor.
Judging from statements made by each company, it seems that images of Ol’ Bill abusing himself with phone in hand was just a bit too much for their corporate images.
It’s not like O’Reilly’s reputation hadn’t preceded himself, but you have to draw the one somewhere, I guess.
Way to go, corporate America! Finally.
Update: And the list of companies pulling ads now includes: Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Constant Contact, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, UNTUCKit, Allstate, T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi.