An organization that has been vocal about trying to get Fox News to part ways with Bill O’Reilly will take to the sky over New York City with its campaign tomorrow, Tuesday, April 18. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the women’s rights group UltraViolet will fly a banner from a plane reading “Fox: #DropOReilly, The Sexual Predator.”
Ultraviolet has been among the leading campaigners against O’Reilly amid his current sexual harassment controversy, the report notes. The group has reportedly organized a protest for Tuesday at Fox News headquarters in New York.
In a statement, Shaunna Thomas, a co-founder of Ultraviolet, said: “Fox News has a problem with sexual assault — and it’s bigger than just Bill O’Reilly. For years, Fox News executives have provided cover for Bill O’Reilly’s systematic harassment and abuse of other Fox News employees — making it hard to take their promises to investigate such crimes seriously. Fox News needs to prove to the public — and its advertisers — that the era of covering up sexual assault is over. That means — firing Bill O’Reilly immediately and conducting a comprehensive and independent investigation into sexual abuse at the network — firing anyone involved in, or complicit in covering up, those crimes.”
THR notes that the National Organization for Women and Workplace Fairness have also called for O’Reilly’s firing by Fox News.