After a New York Times report that O’Reilly and Fox News had paid around $13 million in settlements addressing complaints brought by five of the conservative host’s previous female colleagues, several advertisers moved to remove their commercials from the hit show. Among them are several automakers, including Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai.
“The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don’t feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now,” Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman Donna Boland told CNN, which first reported the company’s decision to pull advertising on Monday.
Hyundai announced its decision late Monday night.
“As a company we seek to partner with companies and programming that share our values of inclusion and diversity,” a Hyundai spokesman said.
Emily Steel, an author of the Times’ investigation, reported Hyundai’s full statement on Twitter.