In an interview with CBS’s Gayle King, Megyn Kelly teared up when explaining how she finally decided to speak out about being sexually harassed by Roger Ailes.
“I sat on my porch swing in New Jersey, looking through my phone at my pictures of my kids, and there’s a picture of [my daughter Yardley] in her white dress with red polka dots and her sneakers…and I thought to myself, ‘This will not happen to one more woman at Fox News. Ever,'” she said before choking up.”And I…I didn’t want Yadley to have to make the same choices I did. So I picked up the phone and called Lachlan Murdoch, and I told him to get his general counsel on the phone because I had something to tell him.”
Up until that moment, the decision had been difficult for Kelly to make.
“I wrestled with it,” she admitted. “I, too, was loyal to Roger. I had gone on to have a great relationship with him. And he had my back in a lot of tough circumstances.”
Seeing how emotional Kelly had become, King asked why she was having a hard time talking about the matter.
“Because now I know about the number of women that this happened to after it happened to me. And if only the situation had been different, perhaps they wouldn’t have had to go through it. And if the situation had been different before I got in that office, perhaps I wouldn’t have gone through it,” Kelly answered. “It has to stop happening.”