The folks at RadarOnline reportedly have obtained an advance copy of Megyn Kelly's upcoming memoir Settle for More, in which she discusses the months of sexual harassment she endured from ex-Fox News chief and ex-Trump BFF Roger Ailes.
Ailes was recently ousted from the network (with, um, a $40 million severance) amidst sexual harassment lawsuits, and Kelly discussed his alleged "intense campaign" to silence women.
Kelly alleges in the book that she began being harassed by Ailes in the summer of 2005, after she was hired as a legal correspondent in the Washington bureau.
“Roger began pushing the limits,” she alleges. “There was a pattern to his behavior. I would be called into Roger’s office, he would shut the door, and over the next hour or two, he would engage in a kind of cat-and-mouse game with me — veering between obviously inappropriate sexually charged comments (e.g. about the ‘very sexy bras’ I must have and how he’d like to see me in them) and legitimate professional advice.”
She writes that Ailes explicitly offered to advance her career “in exchange for sexual favors,” and he kept trying "physical advances" though she rejected "every single one."
A particularly scary episode came in January 2006, when Ailes allegedly “crossed a new line — trying to grab me repeatedly and kiss me on the lips," she claims.
When she pushed him away, “he asked me an ominous question: ‘When is your contract up?’ And then, for the third time, he tried to kiss me.”
Kelly has become a bipartisan feminist hero this election cycle. In addition to telling the truth about Ailes, she took on Newt Gingrich in a live showdown.
Gingrich was not only gross, but showed the extent to which men don't understand what sexual assault and fail to see how the crime is a matter of public policy.
Keep Kellying, Kelly.