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Volvo pulls ads from Hannity show amid Moore sex scandal coverage

Volvo’s action follows a wave of companies that have also yanked ads from Hannity’s show Photo credit: Reuters

Swedish automaker Volvo Car USA has pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, the automaker confirmed on Twitter Monday night.

“We have spoken with our media agency and have advised them to cease advertising on the show,” the automaker tweeted, and since deleted, The Hillreported. The automaker did not specifically mention what triggered the decision.

The action follows a wave of companies that have also yanked ads from the show, spurred by its coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Roy Moore, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show,” beverage brewing system maker Keurig tweeted in response to Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit organization whose website says is dedicated to “correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” Keurig later acknowledged it didn’t follow proper protocols for dealing with the situation.

The Washington Post published an article last week that detailed Moore’s alleged misconduct in his 30s toward four women when they were teenagers. One of the women claims Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old.

“Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” Hannity said on his show Thursday, The Hill reported. “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 automaker did not return a request for comment from Automotive News.

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