"Ten 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.
"Hyundai, BMW of North America, Untuckit, Constant Contact, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, GSK pharmaceuticals, Allstate and Sanofi consumer healthcare have said they are pulling their commercials from “The O’Reilly Factor,” NBC News and The New York Times reported Tuesday.
"Global asset management firm T. Rowe Price also joined the list, while Mercedes-Benz announced on Monday that it was pulling its ads from the 8 p.m. ET program.
"O’Reilly, who has been the top-rated host in cable news for 15 consecutive years, was the subject of a front-page New York Times article this weekend that detailed sexual harassment claims by five women that resulted in $13 million in payouts from the network and O’Reilly.
"Hyundai said it made the decision to no longer advertise on the show due to “recent and disturbing allegations,” according to the New York Times.
"BMW North America based its decision “in light of the recent New York Times investigation.' ” . . .