NBC host Megan Kelly called out her former Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly on her new show “Megan Kelly TODAY.”
Kelly slammed O’Reilly’s claim that no woman at Fox News ever complained about his alleged sexual harassment to the human resources or legal departments at Fox News:
O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained.
Kelly also recalled how O’Reilly slammed questions in November 2016 on CBS News about sexual harassment taking place at Fox News and about the former head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, who had to step down because of multiple sexual harassment allegations.
Kelly recalled how she wrote a complaint email to the co-presidents of Fox News about O’Reilly’s interview on CBS News, but he was allowed to go on the air that same night and “attack the company’s harassment victims yet again.”
The New York Times recently reported that Fox News made a new $25 million per year deal with O’Reilly in January after he paid $32 million to a “longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter.”
The New York Times also noted: “21st Century Fox, acknowledges that it was aware of the woman’s complaints about Mr. O’Reilly. They included allegations of repeated harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her, according to the people briefed on the matter.”
In respons to The New York Times article, O’Reilly portrayed himself as a victim on Glenn Beck’s Internet show, notes The Associated Press.
O’Reilly said that he was being attacked for political purposes, which has been a “horror show.”
O’Reilly also claimed that The New York Times hates him and wants to keep him out of the marketplace.