Amid allegations of sexual harassment, Bill O’Reillys new book just debuted at the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list.
The book, Old School, “a defense of old school’ traditional values versus snowflakes,'” the Times description reads, earned the #1 spot on the list following its release on March 28. O’Reilly cowrote the the book with Vanity Fair contributing editor and James Bond screenwriter Bruce Feinstein.
On April 1, four days after O’Reilly’s book was released, the Times published a report claiming the Fox News personality sexually harassed five women, reportedly prompting O’Reilly and the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, to pay out roughly $13 million in exchange for the victims’ silence and agreement not to sue.
Bill O39;Reilly39;s new book, "Old School," an examination of American values, just debuted at #1 on the NYT bestseller list. pic.twitter.com/pCAyRoiKPg- Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) April 5, 2017
The report triggered more than 40 companies, including Mercedes Benz, BMW and Allstate, to pull their advertisements from O’Reilly’s show on Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor.
O’Reilly has denied the accusations despite widespread backlash. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended the TV host, telling the Times, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”