Trump defends Bill O'Reilly amid sexual harassment accusations

Caroline Beck
April 6, 2017

Following a joint news conference held by President Donald Trump and Jordan's King Abdullah II, a CNN panel convened to discuss the presser and other news that had recently hit. I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled.

Trump had his own run-in with sexual harassment accusations in October, after an "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced in which he said he grabbed women by their genitals.

O'Reilly has denied the merits of all the claims against him, 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

She added that it is nice that Trump's a "loyal friend" but he's the president and to say all that about O'Reilly "is completely inappropriate". O'Reilly has denied the allegations. "Totally unfounded, based on what I read".

This is exactly what Fox News hoped to avoid by settling with O'Reilly's accusers out of court.

Wieser noted some advertisers had already made a decision to stay away following the sexual harassment scandals of the network's departed head, Roger Ailes, and newly concerned companies will wind up on other Fox News programs.

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As word of sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations pours in, and high-paying advertisers pull out, Bill O'Reilly is receiving support from on high, specifically the top office inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In an email statement, Kaylie Hanson Long, National Communications Director for NARAL Pro-Choice, said "A man who bragged about committing sexual assault and grabbing women by the pu$$y is defending Bill O'Reilly".

The New York Times has identified three new cases of alleged sexual harassment against the presenter in addition to two already known cases.

From January 2015 to September 2016, the program raised $ 297 million in advertising revenue to Fox News, according to figures provided by Kantar Media.

President Donald Trump, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, and former Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes all have at least one thing in common: Multiple women have accused each of them of sexual harassment in the context of the workplace.

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