Megyn Kelly‘s alleged past is coming back to bite her in the ass!
On Wednesday, DailyMail.com published an explosive report where former and current colleagues reveal their grievances about the host, including an incident where she allegedly verbally abused a Fox News makeup artist!
According to an insider, deceased Fox staffer Alexis McKinney — who tragically died in a car accident on Christmas Eve 2014 — was the alleged recipient of the now-47-year-old’s wrath!
The source revealed:
“It was a very busy morning and Megyn was getting bounced all over the place because she didn’t have an appointment to get her makeup done… By the time she got to the third make-up artist, Alexis, she was upset. Alexis was working on Fox & Friends guests and they all had to be finished before 9am so it was impossible for her to take Megyn… When Alexis told her she didn’t have time to do her makeup, Megyn turned around and called her a ‘fucking bitch.”‘
A different Fox source says McKinney “went to HR” after the alleged incident.
Additionally, an unnamed female guest on Kelly’s former show The Kelly File says the journalist totally ignored her in favor of being “flirtatious” with the other male contributors.
“I was in a remote studio, having had hair and make-up done and mic-d up for sound. There was plenty of time before we went on-air… The producer spoke to me and said that Megyn would have a chat before we started filming… I could hear her chatting to the other contributors, all of whom were male. She was chatting in a very, relaxed fashion which I would characterize as flirtatious. She was talking the other guests through their questions and giving a run-down of the show. I was waiting to have the same treatment and it became very apparent that she was ignoring me. Before I knew it, we were on-air and she was asking questions… The next thing, the producer thanked me and let me know I had finished. I responded that I was bit flustered by having no interaction with Megyn. He was very apologetic and said, ‘I don’t know what happened there.’… I distinctly remember thinking at the time, I know what happened ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I believe she set me up to be not as prepared because she didn’t want the chance of a younger female performing as well as her. She wanted me to be on the back foot and she succeeded. It felt very deliberate as opposed to an oversight. She is not a woman’s woman.”‘
Sources also remember an incident where then-pregnant Kelly was insensitive to a woman who had recently miscarried.
Another staffer claims the host “doesn’t like strong women” who stand their ground, explaining:
“Megyn has a problem with people who stand up to her and she doesn’t like strong women. Alexis was a strong woman and stood her ground and paid the price.”
Even though Kelly is now at NBC, she is still attracting controversy.
According to sources, a dozen NBC staffers have complained about the “bullying, belittling and intimidation” going on at Megyn Kelly Today, with many of those grievances directed at executive producers, Jackie Levin and Christine Cataldi.
An NBC source dishes:
“There’s an overarching mean-spiritedness that comes from the top. There is a lot of shaming, people being called out and blamed for things they didn’t do… There are a lot of last-minute meetings, last-minute changes to the show, and a lot of pressure on bookers.”
Although Kelly supposedly champions the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, a current staffer says the host turns a blind eye to the alleged abuse, and “has put her support behind the current management.”
“[Megyn] is aware because I know that some people have told her what is going on. The question is ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ what is she going to do?… She is the champion of the #MeToo movement and giving a voice to people who don’t have a voice – but she hasn’t done it for us.”
As we reported in January, Megyn Kelly Today staff writer Kevin Bleyer was allegedly fired for making complaints to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, and the company’s HR department.
Care to comment, Megyn??
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