November 15, 2016
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Megyn Kelly opens up about how, she claims, her former boss, Roger Ailes, sexually harassed her.
“Were you sexually harassed by Roger Ailes?” Dr. Phil asks.
“Yes,” Kelly answers, explaining that her then-boss, Brit Hume, said she had caught Ailes’ attention, so she flew from Washington, D.C. to New York to meet with him when she had been at the company for a year. She goes on to allege that, “I went into his office and he gave me a bunch of advice. But the problem with that meeting and with several that happened over the next six months was not only was there legitimate professional advice, but there were grossly inappropriate comments,” Kelly reveals in the interview airing Tuesday.
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Kelly says that Ailes always had an inappropriate sense of humor, and she liked that about him, but the harassment comments were different. “This was specific comments about my body, how he wanted to see me. And it grew more severe over time,” she explains, giving an example of what she claims Ailes said to her. “He said he knew I must have some sexy bras and he’d like to see me in them.’”
In the video above and in her new memoir, “Settle For More”, Kelly recalls some of the exact comments she claims Ailes, former CEO of Fox News, made to her.
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“I’m not looking to be salacious, and trust me, this isn’t pleasant for me to discuss. But I want people to understand this was real, he did do this, and I was far from the only one,” Kelly says. “Let me make clear for the record, I never did anything. I never compromised myself and I never would.”
Kelly’s exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airs Tuesday. Hear her thoughts on Donald Trump’s presidential win. Check here to see where you can watch.
Roger Ailes has publicly denied Ms. Kelly’s allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct of any kind.