US Rep. Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'

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Boston-based Wayfair and Waltham-based Constant Contact are pulling advertisements from Fox News" "The O'Reilly Factor, ' following allegations of sexual harassment surfacing against the show's host, Bill O'Reilly. According to the Times report, Fox News and O'Reilly cumulatively paid around $13 million in settlement money to five female colleagues who've accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior.

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.

Carlson filed suit against Roger Ailes a year ago.

Human Rights Commission spokesman Seth Hoy said he could not comment.

He has denied subjecting women to unwanted sexual advances.

On the latter, it's already clear that Fox News has grossly mishandled these allegations as well as the deeper culture of harassment and abuse there.

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"Based on the recent allegations and our strong commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance in the workplace, we have chose to pull Constant Contact's ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor, '" company spokeswoman Lark-Marie Anton said in a statement to

Coldwell Banker on Twitter it hadn't intended its ads to run during the show in the first place and said it pulled future ads from the show.

The following companies pulled their ads from airing during The O'Reilly Factor: Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Constant Contact, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Sanofi, UNTUCKit, T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline, Allstate, Esurance, Mitsubishi, Credit Karma, Bayer (Claritin and Aleve), Lexus, TrueCar, Orkin, Society for Human Resource Management, WayFair, MileIQ,, WeatherTech, LegalZoom, Old Dominion Freight Line, Pacific Life, The Wonderful Company and Advil. Jenny Craig said late Tuesday it had pulled its ads from the show. His defenders include President Donald Trump.

The Times had revealed over the weekend that Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox had paid settlements totaling $13 million to five women to keep quiet about alleged mistreatment at the hands of Fox's prime-time star. Two of the cases, Andrea Mackris and Juliet Huddy, were previously known; but the Times unearthed three others from former Fox Business Network host Rebecca Diamond, former O'Reilly junior producer Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, and ex-anchor Laurie Dhue. He told the Times: "You should have taken it all the way".

The president is a loyal Fox viewer, frequently tweeting out comments about its programming. "I don't think Bill did anything wrong".