Megyn Kelly and her authorized group do not need a non-disclosure settlement to be a part of her exit from NBC Information, in keeping with a buddy conversant in the on-going negations.
“Megyn received’t signal an NDA if NBC Information retains spreading lies about her,” the buddy of Kelly informed Fox Information.
The supply declined to elaborate and Kelly’s authorized group didn’t reply to a request for remark. NBC Information didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
It’s unclear what “lies” had been being referred to, however Kelly is not any stranger to unfavourable data being leaked to the press from inside NBC’s headquarters.
Final month, The Each day Beast revealed a bombshell report that detailed NBC Information Chairman Andy Lack’s historical past of utilizing nondisclosure and separation agreements to his benefit. The Each day Beast report additionally famous Lack’s perceived frustration with Kelly for her fixed protection of the #MeToo motion – which has plagued NBC Information.
NBC Information canceled “Megyn Kelly As we speak” final week after the present’s namesake made feedback about whether or not or not “blackface” is racist. Many business insiders really feel Lack is utilizing the “blackface” feedback to terminate Kelly, who wore out her welcome on the Peacock Community with disappointing scores and her emphasis on combatting sexual misconduct throughout her troubled morning present.
NBC Information has lengthy been below fireplace for mishandling sexual misconduct-related scandals and simply final week admitted to sitting on data that may have forged severe doubt on wild claims about now-Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
It’s unclear why NBC Information desires Kelly to signal an NDA. However Lack was shut mates with former NBC Information star Matt Lauer, who was terminated final 12 months on the peak of the #MeToo motion for sexual misconduct. Kelly lately declined to say if Lauer might make a comeback.
“I do know an excessive amount of that others don’t know,” Kelly stated in an interview with Us Weekly.
Lack signed Kelly to a three-year contract value $69 million, of which she has accomplished roughly half. She stays employed by the community with out an on-air function whereas her exit is negotiated.
Kelly is represented by hard-charging Hollywood legal professional Bryan Freedman, with all indicators pointing to a authorized battle over how a lot money she’s going to stroll away with.
NBC famously refused to air Ronan Farrow’s reporting on now-disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, which received the coveted Pulitzer Prize when he took it to the New Yorker. The community additionally didn’t air a 1999 interview with Invoice Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick till after he was acquitted, and the notorious “Entry Hollywood” tape of Donald Trump making lewd feedback about ladies was leaked from inside NBC Information to the Washington Publish.
Lack and NBC have been reluctant to greenlight exterior investigations into their internal workings. Farrow – who Kelly’s authorized group initially needed to be current for her exit negotiations – is engaged on an upcoming e-book during which he plans to inform his aspect of why NBC didn’t air his Weinstein reporting.
If Kelly actually is aware of “an excessive amount of that others don’t” concerning Lauer’s sexual misconduct, that would clarify why NBC doesn’t need her to spill the beans.