Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mercedes, BMW, and Hyundai Dump O'Reilly Factor Amid Lawsuits

Three advertisers have pulled commercials from Fox News' most popular show because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O'Reilly.

Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and BMW have each pulled advertising following the "disturbing" allegations.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that settlements of $13m (£10.4m) were reached with five women who accused him of inappropriate behaviour.

The network now faces lawsuits alleging both racial and sexual discrimination.

A Fox News contributor sued on Monday, alleging sexual harassment by its ousted former chairman, Roger Ailes.

Adding to the network's legal woes, a third African-American employee joined a racial discrimination lawsuit on Tuesday.

Monica Douglas, a Fox News accounts manager, alleges former executive Judy Slater repeatedly made racist comments and expressed "an unwillingness to even be near black people".

Ms Douglas said in her court filing that she first complained about Ms Slater in 2014, but "nothing was done". 

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Source: BBC News (via The Empire Report)

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