NBC morning show host Megyn Kelly blasted her former Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly Monday, saying she complained about O’Reilly’s sexual harassment of women at the network but was repeatedly ignored.
Megyn Kelly: “O’Reilly suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained. … Women everywhere are used to being dismissed, ignored or attacked, when raising complaints about men in authority positions. They stay silent so often out of fear—fear of ending their careers, fear of lawyers, yes, and often fear of public shaming.”
Kelly made the remarks after O’Reilly denied he’d committed sexual misconduct, telling radio host Glenn Beck he was the victim of a smear campaign by The New York Times. On Saturday, the Times reported O’Reilly reached a $32 million settlement with a former Fox News presenter to settle sexual harassment claims just weeks before Fox News signed him to a $25 million-a-year contract. It was at least the sixth such settlement during O’Reilly’s time at the network.