Former Fox host Megyn Kelly called Bill O’Reilly out on NBC on Monday after O’Reilly claimed no woman at Fox News ever lodged a complaint against him.
“O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false,” she said on her Today show on Monday. “I know because I complained.”
Over the weekend, the news broke that Fox News settled another sexual harassment claim against O’Reilly and then promptly renewed his contract anyhow.
O’Reilly lashed out at the New York Times report claiming — through his spokesperson — that he had been “maliciously smeared.”
Kelly then responded to O’Reilly’s denials by noting not only that she personally complained about the popular Fox personality’s behavior but by stressing the culture of fear that sweeps sexual harassment claims under the table at Fox News.
“They stay silent out of fear,” Kelly said about the women who work at Fox. “Fear of ending their careers.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 23, 2017