For the third day in a row, New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman has filed an explosive report on the sex scandal causing an apparent shakeup at the top of the Fox News channel. In his latest installment, Sherman reports a source said Kelly reached out to a former anchor at Fox News and convinced her to tell her story of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of the longtime network chief. According to the report, the unnamed anchor had once confided in Kelly about an encounter she says she had with Ailes at a private meeting. During the meeting, the anchor reportedly told Kelly Ailes had forcibly kissed her.
On Tuesday, Sherman reported that Megyn Kelly had told the outside law firm investigating Ailes that she’d been sexually harassed by Ailes about a decade ago. The news set off a cascade of reports on Ailes’s demise at Fox News and then retractions after the network’s parent company issued a statement saying Ailes was still employed and no severance agreement, as had been reported, was reached between the parties. Confusion ruled the day, but in a sign of what Ailes’s fate is likely to be, The New York Post — a Murdoch-owned newspaper — published a cover Wednesday morning that heralded a “shakeup” at the network.
Meanwhile, in Sherman’s latest dispatch, he also delves into why Kelly, even though her agent has been tight-lipped about it, decided to speak out to lawyers about her experiences with Ailes.
Read the full story at New York magazine.