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Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections?

Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections?

The New York Times had revealed over the weekend that Fox News' parent company had paid settlements totaling $13 million to five women to keep quiet about alleged mistreatment at the hands of Fox's prime-time star. Their claims ran the gamut from verbal abuse to vulgar comments to unwanted advances.

"I think he's a person I know well".

Meyers pointed to Trump's many tweets citing Fox News reports and urging his followers to watch its programs, including a recent episode of "Justice with Judge Jeanine," in which the host blamed House Speaker Paul Ryan for the failure of the GOP healthcare bill and called for him to step down.

Trump said that he didn't think O'Reilly should have settled with the women involved.

"Notwithstanding the fact that no current or former Fox News employee ever took advantage of the 21st Century Fox hotline to raise a concern about Bill O'Reilly, even anonymously, we have looked into these matters over the last few months and discussed them with Mr. O'Reilly".

All five of the women who relieved settlements worked at Fox News, which ranged from junior producers to on-air personalities and anchors dating back to 2002. "The O'Reilly Factor" accounted for 29% of Fox's prime time viewing in the first quarter, said Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser.

In a statement to the Times, he used the phrase "just like other prominent and controversial people" to describe his situation.

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Fox News has often provided Donald Trump media ballast as he has navigated a host of early controversies.

After the allegations, Rice said on MSNBC that she has done nothing wrong and that the claims are "absolutely false".

This from he of "grab 'em by the pussy" and "locker room talk" fame.

Waters also criticized President Donald Trump for defending the Fox News star, saying his words of support are "coming out of the mouth of someone who has said some bad things about women". The Times reported that some women complained about phone calls in which it sounded like O'Reilly was masturbating.

By Wednesday afternoon, at least 48 companies said that they had pulled advertisements from the primetime program.

Meanwhile, more and more evidence against O'Reilly is resurfacing, including a 2002 interview in which O'Reilly went on the record saying female anchors and reporters needed to embrace their sexuality and "Eleanor Roosevelt is not going to be anchoring your weekend news, OK?"

Trump's defense of O'Reilly also didn't sit well with Rebecca Gomez Diamond, who is a former Fox host and one of the women to receive a sexual harassment settlement.


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