Megyn Kelly Hits Bill O’Reilly: Fox News ‘Has Got Some Great People… He Is Not One of Them’
On Wednesday night, Megyn Kelly took more shots at her former colleague Bill O’Reilly.
Appearing on Late Night, Kelly shared that her motivation to speak out against the fired Fox News host was partly because of his false claim that no one has ever complained about him and the $32 million settlement he made.
“That’s not nuisance value,” she said. “I get litigations happen all the time, a lot of them are nonsense and you pay some small amount to make them go away. $32 million is a different story.”
She said she “took no pleasure” in talking about Fox News in such a way because she “had a lot of good years there.”
“They’ve got some great people,” Kelly continued. “He is not one of them.”
The daytime NBC host then mocked the thank you notes O’Reilly has kept from her and Gretchen Carlson.
“Who keeps thank you notes from nine years earlier and puts them in a file just in case they need them?” she asked.
Kelly told Seth Meyers that she had a “decent working relationship” with O’Reilly but then she got “new information” that changed her view of him.
Her advice to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace since often times “reporting to HR” isn’t a viable option is that women (and men) “need to form an underground army where they can talk to each other and know they’re not alone” and men (and women) in positions of power “need to stick up for us” both in the workplace and out of the workplace.
“Men in positions of power need to not only stick up for us publicly but in the bars and at nighttime and when we’re not there and when they’re talking about us in this way and when we’re walking out and they’re looking at our ass,” Kelly elaborated. “Those are the moments you need to stand up and say, ‘Dude, no.'”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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