Megyn Kelly is breaking her silence about the creep that is Roger Ailes.
Kelly opens up about her dealings with Ailes in her book coming out called, 'Settle For More'.
In the book, Kelly says, Ailes offered to advance Kelly's career "in exchange for sexual favors" and he implied he would not renew her contract when she refused his advances.
Kelly writes that the inappropriate behavior began when she was told by her managing editor that she had "captured the attention of Mr. Ailes" while she was working as a legal correspondent for the network's Washington bureau, Radar reports.
Ailes summoned her to several meetings in his New York office, and "began pushing the limits,” Kelly wrote, according to Radar. “There was a pattern to his behavior. I would be called into Roger’s office, he would shut the door, and over the next hour or two, he would engage in a kind of cat-and-mouse game with me — veering between obviously inappropriate sexually charged comments (e.g. about the ‘very sexy bras’ I must have and how he’d like to see me in them) and legitimate professional advice.”
She wrote that she rejected every offer from Ailes to advance her career in exchange for sex, but in January of 2006, she wrote Ailes “crossed a new line — trying to grab me repeatedly and kiss me on the lips.” When she pushed him away, “he asked me an ominous question: ‘When is your contract up?’ And then, for the third time, he tried to kiss me.”
The harassment ended six months later when Kelly reported Ailes to a supervisor, who so far has not been named.
But, one would think that Ailes "Supervisor" would be Rupert Murdoch. Right? That would mean that Murdoch knew about Ailes behavior long before Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit.
Ailes was tossed from Fox News with millions of dollars in goodbye money after an "investigation" by a law firm.
Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox has never released the findings of that investigation.
Kelly is in the midst of negotiating a new contract at Fox News and word is FNC offered her north of $20 million bucks a year.
Hmmmm.... no word if that comes with an apology as well.
Roger Ailes denies what Kelly is saying.
H/T USA Today