It looks like the exit talks between NBC and Megyn Kelly are not going well.
NBC should have saw this coming the day they hired her. No one plays the victim more than Kelly and NBC is now finding out that breaking up with her is a pain.
Her lawyer appears to be more than ready to play this out in the media, even though he says that is not the case.
“Despite my efforts to handle this process confidentially, NBC News is allowing the media to run with completely false and irresponsible reports that disparage Megyn by erroneously claiming she has ever asked for more money than her contract requires,”said Bryan Freedman, a California attorney who is representing Kelly as she and NBC work out a separation in the wake of the cancellation of her morning program, “Megyn Kelly Today.’ The attorney added: “If NBC News is not the source then they have a responsibility as a news division to correct these false claims. Or are they somehow attempting to use these fabrications for some fictitious advantage in the discussions we’re having? If Andy Lack has lost control, my hope would be that Steve Burke can step in and not permit blatant lies about our discussions to remain uncorrected.”
NBC responded with this, “Unlike Mr. Freedman, who has repeatedly commented to the media throughout the negotiations, we respect the confidentiality of the process, and will have no comment until it reaches its conclusion.”
FTVLive tried to warn NBC that this Kelly experiment would not work out and now it has come back to bite them in the ass.
It was a bad hire from the get-go and now NBC is seeing that the exit is going to be even worse.