What a year it has been for Megyn Kelly, prime time host of Fox News’, “Kelly File”. She’s been the face of impartial media in a world where bias rules. For her efforts she’s been rewarded with high ratings and a brand new book, “Settle for More”, in which she doesn’t seem to hesitate to tell all about her former boss, Roger Ailes and our President-elect Donald Trump.
The Hollywood Reporter gathered some of the revelations in a listicle book review.
On Roger Ailes:
Ailes, alleges Kelly, “made sexual comments to me, offers of professional advancement in exchange for sexual favors, and eventually, physical attempts to be with me — every single one of which I rejected.”
Kelly says she reported the alleged harassment to a supervisor, whom she does not name. “That person,” she writes, “vouched for Roger’s character, suggested he was likely just smitten, and recommended that I try to avoid him (which I hadn’t realized was actually an option). To this day, I don’t know if this person pressed the matter further up the line at Fox.” She insists that no one ever contacted her
It’s hard to remember a media figured that played such a significant role in a Presidential Election. Megyn Kelly was under the glaring spot light from the first question that she asked Donald Trump during the Republican Primaries to her guest spot the morning after the election on “Live with Kelly, co-hosting with Kelly Ripa. Kelly was featured in ads for both Presidential Candidates. Through it all she kept her cool, now the Payoff is hers alone.
On President-elect, Donald Trump:
In 2015, six months before he announced his candidacy, Kelly says that Trump began reaching out to her — “often.” He mailed her a copy of a New York Times Magazine cover profile with the note “Great article considering the source.” [Trump denied sending the note, but Kelly includes photographic proof in the book.]
And about those death threats:
When Michael Cohen, Trump’s attorney, retweeted a Trump supporter who said “we can gut her,” Kelly became “alarmed.” Fox News executives called Cohen, who did not back down. “[Fox News co-president Bill] Shine, exasperated by Cohen’s indifference, tried to explain it in terms Cohen might understand: ‘If Megyn Kelly is killed, it’s not going to help your candidate.’
I’m not one for journalistic memoirs, but for this one I’m making the exception.“Settle for More” now available in Hardback and digital versions.