Megyn Kelly Calls Out Bill O'Reilly For Lying, Fox News For Ignoring Sexual Assault Claims

By: Kayla Pasacreta

With the rise of sexual assault allegations and women speaking up, former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is now coming forward with her story, too. On her NBC show "Megyn Kelly Today", she called her former colleague Bill O'Reilly out on his bulls**t. Fox giant Bill O'Reilly has recently been under fire after the network paid a $32 million settlement to settle claims of sexual harassment.  Kelly pointed to the large settlement amount, "What on earth would justify that amount? What awfulness went on?”

 Megyn Kelly today on her show, photo via  NBC

Megyn Kelly today on her show, photo via NBC

Bill O'Reilly has stopped at nothing to maintain his innocence, saying no women at Fox News ever came forward with any allegations or complaints about him. O'Reilly has made some pretty  bold statements on the matter, saying, "We have physical proof that this is bullshit. Bullshit. Okay? So it's on you if you want to destroy my children further."

Still, Kelly offered up the #receipts on her show as she read an email she wrote to Fox executives, detailing how uncomfortable she was with Reilly's behavior. Part of her email read,

Perhaps it’s his own history of harassment of women which has, as you both knew, resulted in payouts to more than one woman, including recently, that blinded him to the folly of saying anything other than ‘I am sorry for the women of this company who never should have gone through that.

Kelly's revelations about O'Reilly were rather surprising, given he is a former colleague and her show normally covers light topics. Kelly adds to the growing number of women prepared to call out men who exhibit inappropriate, offensive, and potentially abusive behavior.


 

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