FOX news anchor Megan Kelly has become the only FOX employee or news personality to back up former FOX news host Gretchen Carlson in her suit against Fox News executive Roger Ailes for alleged sexual harassment. She has reportedly described ‘unwanted sexual advances’ by Ailes in detail, which allegedly took place back when Kelly, a former corporate attorney, was just starting out as a legal correspondent in Fox’s Washington bureau.
Odd…that’s not what she had to say about Roger Ailes publicly back in October:
Given her stardom at the network there was obviously no need for her to be that effusive in praising him. The other networks would fight to hire her.
I’m not quite sure what’s going on here.
Is she lying now, or was she lying back then? Even if those ‘unwanted sexual advances’ occurred, it seems to me to be a fairly nasty betrayal of someone who she admits was a good friend and mentor who advanced her career unless we’re talking about rape or a direct insistence of a quid pro quo. And that’s unlikely, since Kelly had a profitable career as an attorney to fall back on when she started at FOX.
Two things are also worth noting. No other FOX employee except for Gretchen Carlson has accused Ailes of anything like this (in fact, they’ve defended him), and people who engage in sexual harassment usually do it serially as their normal behavior. And second, Ailes’ defense team includes none other than left leaning Democrat feminist and FOX consultant Susan Estrich. While I disagree with her politics, I know for a fact she’s a woman of principle. It’s highly unlikely she’d be involved in Aile’s defense if there was much to this.
In any event Megyn Kelly has pretty much revealed what kind of person she is, proving once again that beauty outside can conceal some fairly nasty stuff on the inside.
Authored By J O S H U A P U N D I T