Jones asked to return his Mercedes
RADIO host Alan Jones has lost access to a $250,000 Mercedes-Benz, after the car company pulled its sponsorship of his program on the Macquarie Radio Network on Sunday.
And in a twist to the fall-out for comments Mr Jones made during a speech to Young Liberals in Sydney, radio station 2GB has pulled all its advertising slots during his program.
Mr Jones' company car, part of a sponsorship deal with Mercedes-Benz, was pulled after the car company joined other advertisers in boycotting the station.
Macquarie Radio executive chairman Russell Tait on Sunday released a statement to Fairfax Media announcing the temporary suspension of advertising during Mr Jones' show.
He said while Mr Jones had unreservedly apologised for statements he made about the death of the Prime Minster's father, "cyber-bullying" on social media had contributed to the decision.
Fairfax Media reported Mr Tait said the station had decided to pull advertising to give the company and advertisers time to regroup.