Volvo has pulled its advertisements from Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News after his coverage of sexual misconduct allegations made against Roy Moore.
We have spoken with our media agency and have advised them to cease advertising on the show.
— Volvo Car USA (@VolvoCarUSA) November 13, 2017
Volvo is the latest advertiser to pull its ads from “Hannity” in the wake of the prime-time host’s coverage of Moore, the Alabama Senate special election candidate accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Keurig and Realtor.com both said they were pulling their ads in recent days.
None of the advertisers said they were pulling their ads because of Hannity’s coverage of the allegations, including from a woman who says she was 14 at the time. However, the decisions come amid an online campaign targeting advertisers for Hannity’s show.
Hannity said on his show Thursday that viewers shouldn’t rush to judgement against Moore.
“Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” Hannity said. “With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago. The only people that would know are the people involved in this incident.”
The Fox News host added that Moore “should step aside and leave the Senate race” if the allegations are true.
Hannity has also interviewed Moore on his radio program since the news broke. Moore denied a report in The Washington Post that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, but admitted that he may have dated teenagers in his 30s.
Volvo’s decision comes the same day another woman came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Beverly Young Nelson alleged Monday that Moore had sexually assaulted her when she was 16.