Volvo pulls its ads from Hannity after Moore coverage
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 GOP Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Keurig and Realtor.com both said they were pulling their ads in recent days.
Last week, The Washington Post published an investigative report in which four women claimed Moore pursued relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who said Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14.
A fifth woman came forward Monday to accuse Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 16.
None of the advertisers said they were pulling their ads because of Hannity’s coverage of the allegations. 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 after the news broke. Moore denied the Post’s report that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, but admitted that he may have dated teenagers in his 30s.