Megyn Kelly uncovered that she griped to the producers and executives of her previous company Fox News about reporter Bill O’Reilly’s conduct toward females in the work place.
“Fox News was not exactly a friendly environment for harassment victims who wanted to report, in my experience,” the NBC News anchor, 46, said on Megyn Kelly Today on Monday, October 23. “However, O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained.”
Kelly’s disclosure came two days after The New York Times detailed that O’Reilly, 68, paid $32 million to settle a lewd behavior assert with Fox News legitimate investigator Lis Wiehl in January. The system restored his agreement in February in spite of monitoring the settlement. O’Reilly denied the badgering claims.
Kelly, who worked for Fox News from 2004 until this January, said she composed an email to Fox News co-presidents Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy in November 2016, that day she discharged her journal, Settle for More, which incorporated a part about her inappropriate behavior affirmations against late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. That morning, O’Reilly ended up noticeably disturbed when gotten some information about the book amid a CBS News talk with, saying he was “not intrigued by influencing my system to look terrible.” Kelly documented her objection before long.
In the email, the political commentator wrote, “Perhaps he didn’t realize the kind of message his criticism sends to young women across this country about how men continue to view the issue of speaking out about sexual harassment. Perhaps he didn’t realize that his exact attitude of shaming women into shutting the hell up about harassment on grounds that it will disgrace the company is in part how Fox News got into the decade-long Ailes mess to begin with.”
O’Reilly was fired from the network in April after the Times revealed that he paid millions in settlements following allegations of sexual harassment. “This is not unique to Fox News,” Kelly said. “Women everywhere are used to being dismissed, ignored, or attacked when raising complaints about men in authority positions. They stay silent so often out of fear. … But this must stop. The abuse of women, the shaming of them, the threatening, the retaliation, the silencing of them after the fact. It has to stop.”