The Kelly File host Megyn Kelly continues to make headlines as she furthers her attention-seeking agenda against President-Elect Donald Trump and former Fox News CEO chairman Roger Ailes. Coming up this week, Kelly takes it up a notch by sitting down with none of than Dr. Phil to describe the “sexual harassment” she suffered from Ailes. On the same episode, Kelly also rips into Trump, claiming he “yelled” at her because he was unhappy about a story she ran on her show about his first marriage.
Kelly claims after only being a reporter for the company for a year in New York, she was subjected to lewd comments: “So I went up to New York. 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 then further claims there were “specific comments about [her] body, how he (Ailes) wanted to see me and it grew more severe over time. He said he knew I must have some very sexy bras and he’d like to see me in them.”
“But I want people to understand this was real, he did do this and I was far from the only one,” she said of the chairman, who resigned back in July from the company after the allegations were brought to surface. The sexual harassment claims first came from Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson, who accused the 76-year-old in a July 6 lawsuit of firing her for rebuffing his sexual overtures. Shortly following Carlson, Fox News employees by the double digits began coming forward.
Moving on from Ailes, who has denied the allegations since his resigning, Dr. Phil then pressed Kelly about her “contentious relationship” with Trump during the campaign season. Kelly first starts off by denying the assumption that their relationship is rocky:
“Well I don’t think I did have a contentious relationship with him – I feel that Trump and I have moved past that after I met in a Trump tower and it’s a long sit down with him. And I have a good relationship with his children, with his wife and so he and I, I think, you know we’re not ‘tight’ but I don’t think we do have a problem with one another.”
However, Kelly soon delves into a story about how Trump was unhappy with a certain editorial piece. Relishing in the opportunity to slam Trump, despite literally stating her connection with Trump was amicable, Kelly claims the president-elect completely freaked out on her:
”Once he announced his candidacy for president one of the stories that broke about him was that in his divorce proceeding from his first wife Ivana, she had under oath accused him of raping her and she later recanted that testimony but the news broke that under oath she accused him of it and basically people were just running with it. I ran the story on my show… and Trump was not happy with that interview. Trump wasn’t happy that I put the reporter on the show and four days before the presidential debate – that is now become so well-known and well-seen, he called me up and threatened me and made very clear to me that he was extremely displeased.”
Kelly then claims she was told off by Trump at the end of the phone call: “I told him ‘Mr. Trump I’m sorry that you are unhappy but you don’t control the editorial on the Kelly File.’ And that was it: He started screaming at me; he hung-up the phone… and the next time we met was that Thursday night.”
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