Fox News co-president releases statement in support of Laura Ingraham: 'We will not allow voices to be censored'
Laura Ingraham speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Fox News Co-President Jack Abernethy on Monday released a statement in support of host Laura Ingraham, even as at least 10 companies announced last week they would no longer advertise during her program.

“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” Abernethy wrote. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”

Ingraham courted controversy last week when she mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg over his college rejections. Ingraham apologized “for any upset” she may have caused Hogg after advertisers began pulling sponsorship of her Fox News show.

In response to her apology, Hogg called Ingraham a “bully” and accused her of only saying sorry because her show was on the line. He also demanded an apology for NBA superstar LeBron James, whom Ingraham famously told should “shut up and dribble.”