Was Megyn Kelly Sexually Harassed? The Roger Ailes Allegations Just Got More Complicated — REPORT
On Tuesday, New York Magazine published claims by two sources which say that Megyn Kelly was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes a decade ago. Ailes was recently accused of sexual assault by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson in a high-profile lawsuit. He has denied all claims and pledged to fight the suit. Kelly has not spoken publicly about the case, nor confirmed or denied New York Magazine's report. New York Magazine claims that Kelly has spoken to investigators in relation to Carlson's case. Bustle has reached out to Fox News for comment, but has not heard back as of this time.
New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports the following:
According to two sources briefed on parent company 21st Century Fox’s outside probe of the Fox News executive, led by New York–based law firm Paul, Weiss, Kelly has told investigators that Ailes made unwanted sexual advances toward her about ten years ago when she was a young correspondent at Fox. Kelly, according to the sources, has described her harassment by Ailes in detail.
One day before the Megyn Kelly report, the magazine also alleged that the Murdochs have decided to remove Ailes from his post. Sherman wrote for the magazine:
Roger Ailes's tenure as the head of Fox News may be coming to an end. Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James — co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox — have settled on removing the 76-year-old executive, say two sources briefed on a sexual-harassment investigation of Ailes being conducted by New York law firm Paul, Weiss. After reviewing the initial findings of the probe, James Murdoch is said to be arguing that Ailes should be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired. Lachlan is more aligned with their father, who thinks that no action should be taken until after the GOP convention this week. Another source confirms that all three are in agreement that Ailes needs to go.