Megyn Kelly instantly regretted this backstage explosion
NBC must regret hiring Megyn Kelly.
Her career at the Peacock Network has been a combination of controversy and poor ratings.
Now word leaked out about a backstage blowup that has Kelly on the hotseat.
Kelly has tried to repurpose her flailing morning show as a platform for women to speak out against abusers.
She had three of the women who lobbed questionable accusations against President Trump on her show to speak out.
But it turns out Kelly is the one who may have a problem.
Kelly allegedly berated a makeup artist when she was at Fox News in such profane and abusive fashion that the woman was awarded $25,000.
“Megyn Kelly reportedly verbally abused a Fox News makeup artist by calling her a “f**king bitch,” which forced Fox News to give the staffer, the late Alexis McKinney, a $25,000 payout.
Kelly is trying to present herself as a champion of women’s rights, but a Daily Mail report also notes that Kelly was “insensitive to another makeup artist who had a miscarriage” and once deliberately kept a female guest clueless about her show’s topics “while flirting with the men also appearing on air” because she did not want another female potentially upstaging her.
According to the report, when Kelly co-anchored Fox’s America’s Newsroom, she was upset one morning because “she didn’t have an appointment to get her make-up 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,” the insider told Daily Mail. “When Alexis told her she didn’t have time to do her make-up, Megyn turned around and called her a ‘f**king bitch.’”
Another source told Daily Mail that McKinney, who passed away in a car accident in 2014, was “deeply upset” after Kelly’s verbal abuse, which was the “last straw.”
Nothing positive has happened to Kelly since she left Fox News for NBC.
One of her shows was quietly pulled from the schedule and her morning show has been nothing short of a disaster.
The only question remaining is will NBC find a way out of Kelly’s contract or will they wait her out?