Dozens of advertisers dump Bill O'Reilly as Trump defends him

by Dwayne Torres April 21, 2017, 17:34

O'Reilly, whose comments about Water's hair were widely condemned, is now in the media spotlight after The New York Times reported that he and Fox paid five women $13 million to settle harassment or other allegations against the star pundit.

O'Reilly, who recently caught flack for his racist and sexist remarks about Waters' hair, is now fielding deserved scrutiny and criticism after a New York Times report surfaced a number of sexual and verbal harassment suits women have filed against O'Reilly and Fox News.

The Times report was published online on Saturday - and O'Reilly has hosted two programs since the disclosures that numerous sexual harassment claims had been settled, including some within the past year.

But there's at least one person who's defending O'Reilly, calling him "a good person" and even declaring "I don't think Bill did anything wrong".

Speaking with Chris Hayes on the MSNBC show All In With Chris Hayes, Waters discussed both Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump's alleged sexual harassment and said that both need to go to jail. "He's a person I know well - he is a good person".

Bill O'Reilly, the host of Fox News' popular talkshow "The O'Reilly Factor", is on tenuous ground as a growing number of companies pull advertisements from his show.

Henry Holt, the publisher of O'Reilly's new book "Old School", has said it has "no comment at this time" on the allegations against its author.

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As of Thursday morning, 55 companies had pulled advertising from "The O'Reilly Factor" amid allegations of sexual harassment against O'Reilly. Today, O'Reilly recieved a perhaps unsurprising defender: President Donald Trump.

She continued, "They need to go to jail". But this is Fox News, after all.

And the regular on O'Reilly's show whose career mysteriously stalled after she allegedly rebuffed his sexual advances.

FILE - In this October 1, 2015 file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos in the set in NY.

O'Reilly recently came under fire for a comment he made on the air about Waters' hair, which he said looked like a "James Brown wig".

During the campaign, Mr. Trump had already defended another Fox News central figure, Roger Ailes, his then CEO, who is also accused of sexual harassment.


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