Megyn Kelly: Victims Of Sexual Assault ‘Often Don’t Come Forward’ Because ‘They’re Humiliated’
In a discussion with Fox News colleagues Chris Stirewalt and Dana Perino regarding recent allegations against Donald Trump over groping and inappropriate sexual contact, host Megyn Kelly noted that many victims of assault don’t come forward.
Comparing Trump’s possible indiscretions with Bill Clinton’s alleged assaults and sexual harassment incidents, Kelly stated that, especially in the past, women who were taken advantage of tended to keep quiet.
“Well, these women, they never had a lawsuit,” Kelly observed. “And the truth is that victims of sexual assault, victims of rape, victims of unwanted groping, they often don’t come forward. They’re humiliated, especially back in the day. They were told move along, it happens to all women, you’ve got to take it. It’s a complicated issue.”
Kelly and Perino both talked about how one of the recent Trump accusers was just a 22-year-old secretary at Trump Tower who was likely intimidated by a powerful, famous man.
Of course, what’s interesting here is that Kelly is making it known sexual victims may prefer to stay silent in the wake of the whole Roger Ailes situation at Fox, in which he was accused of harassing and attempting to force himself on many women. (And Kelly reportedly alleged she was the subject of multiple incidents of harassment at the hands of Ailes.)
You can watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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