Among many celebrities and famous women in America who came out sharing a story of sexual harassment experiences, we would have never guessed Megyn Kelly would be next on the list.
On her show, Today with Megyn Kelly, she talked about the ‘phenomena’ sexual harassment has become as of late with her two former Capitol Hill.
As the group was talking Kelly’s guests shared their own personal experiences with sexual harassment and discrimination as they were trying to move upwards on the success scale.
By the end of the segment, Megyn Kelly herself opened up on a similar story, which she confirms started when she started working for Fox News Channel.
The first of Kelly’s guests was attorney Rebecca Weir, who recalled a time when former Congressman Gary Miller asked her if she would “twirl” for him.
“You just look stunning, just amazing today,” Rebecca recalled Miller telling her, although they were supposed to discuss business. “Would you mind just twirling for me?” he allegedly asked her.
“I was stunned. I was 22-years-old, I was young. I was inexperienced. I frankly didn’t have the tools at the time to respond in the way that I probably would now, so I complied.”
Kelly then asked Weir to get a little more into detail. “It was gutting. I felt like a prostitute. He was undressing me with his eyes. I felt dirty,” Weir said.
Weir’s story ‘inspired’ Kelly to do the very same and share the story of her being allegedly harassed over at Fox News. “Can I tell you…” Kelly began.
“When I started at Fox News, I was 32, I had practiced law for 10 years already. I was asked to do the twirl and I did it.” Kelly said.
“I am still humiliated by that,” Kelly said teared up. “Humiliated that I did it,” she added.
Kelly pointed out that while many wouldn’t think a twirl is so serious, it was to her, and it could have been for anyone in that position.
At the time, Kelly believed it would be useless to speak up and she merely saw the twirling as a “visual business.”
“You think, ‘I don’t want my relationship to fall apart. In my business, it’s a visual business. I’m not sure if it’s inappropriate.’”
Kelly felt, however, she was doing the wrong thing all along.
Kelly reached the peak of her career at Fox News and broke a lot of news to the public as a result, but decided to refuse a big-time offer just so she could stay at Fox news network. After leaving Fox News, Kelly alleged that former Fox CEO Roger Ailes was a sexual predator who harassed her on several occasions.
Have a look at the Megyn Kelly interview below where she opens up about her unpleasant episode at Fox News.