NY Mag: Megyn Kelly Said Fox Boss Roger Ailes Sexually Harrassed Her

Anonymous sources told New York Magazine’s Gabe Sherman that Fox News host Megyn Kelly has said the network’s CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her.

Citing “two sources briefed on parent company 21st Century Fox’s outside probe of the Fox News executive,” Sherman reported that Kelly detailed her experience with Ailes to investigators.

Ailes’ sexual advances were reportedly made about 10 years ago, when Kelly was a legal corespondent in Fox’s Washington bureau. She went on to host a daytime show in 2010, and she was put in the primetime slot she now holds in 2013.

Kelly’s voice has been notably absent from the debate over the sexual harassment suit fired Fox News host Gretchen Carlson brought against Ailes. Sherman’s latest report comes days after he reported that the Murdoch family, which owns Fox News, are ready to oust Ailes.

Ailes’ spokesperson, Kelly’s agent, and 21st Century Fox didn’t return Sherman’s requests for comment. A spokesperson for Fox News didn’t immediately return TPM’s request for comment on Tuesday afternoon.

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