Mediate founder and ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams reported this morning that Fox News vet Megyn Kelly told investigators of “multiple incidents” of alleged harassment by network Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The source close to the investigation told Abrams that multiple Fox News female talent — both current and former — have spoken to investigators about possible harassment by Ailes, “and that’s why this is moving so quickly.” Abrams specified to Mediaite that Kelly apparently told investigators about a series of incidents from a decade ago.
This follows the bombshell report from Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine that Kelly, one of the most recognizable anchors at Fox News, had alleged harassment against her boss in conversations with investigators from 21st Century Fox.
The Chairman and CEO of Fox News is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson, a longtime anchor of the network. Other women has followed suit as well, claiming misconduct against the conservative media giant.
Kelly’s lawyer confirmed that the anchor was involved in the investigation, saying simply, “she has cooperated with the inquiry fully and truthfully.” He said she Megyn Kelly will not make any public comment “while the review is pending.”
Ailes vehemently denies ever sexually harassing Carlson or Kelly but is now in advanced talks to leave the network with the Murdoch family.
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