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Megyn Kelly escalates legal battle with NBC News



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Megyn Kelly apologizing
for saying it’s OK to wear blackface.


  • Megyn Kelly’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, blames NBC for
    rumors that Kelly asked the company for more than her $69
    million compensation.
  • He suggested, without evidence, that NBC executives
    lost control of the company.
  • Kelly herself lashed out at The Daily Mail for taking
    what she said were invasive pictures of her family.

Megyn Kelly’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, signaled he’s escalating
her fight with NBC over their fallout this month, saying he holds
the company responsible for unfounded rumors about Kelly’s

Freedman denied that Kelly had asked for more money than the $69 million compensation over
three years that NBC agreed to

“Despite my efforts to handle this confidentially, NBC News is
allowing the media to run with completely false and irresponsible
reports that disparage Megyn by erroneously claiming she has ever
asked for more money than her contract requires,” Freedman wrote in a statement.

Freedman speculated, without evidence, that NBC executives may
have lost control over their company, and that the dispute with
Kelly has an influence on the company’s news coverage.

“If NBC News is not the source then they have a responsibility as
a news division to correct these false claims. Or are they
somehow attempting to use these fabrications for some fictitious
advantage in the discussions we’re having?” Freedman wrote. “If
[NBC News chairman] Andy
 has lost control, my hope would be that
[NBCUniversal CEO] Steven Burke can step in and not permit
blatant lies about our discussions to remain uncorrected.”

On the heels of Freedman’s statement, Kelly also attacked media
coverage of her exit from NBC’s “Today” show. On Twitter, she
said The Daily Mail took photos of her husband in her home and
took photos and videos of her children.

Kelly left NBC News after she defended wearing
. She’s since apologized for her comments, but her
hour on “Today” has been cancelled and she’s reportedly in negotiations to
leave NBC altogether

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