Ailes was sued in July for alleged sexual harassment by former Fox morning show host Gretchen Carlson. A week and a half later — after spurning requests to vouch for Ailes — Kelly called the co-chairman of Fox’s parent company, Lachlan Murdoch, and reported her own experience. Ailes has denied all charges against him.
Kelly was asked by USA TODAY if she thought that Ailes, who continually promoted her — even while she was on maternity leave — deserved a second chance in the news business.
“Absolutely not,” she snapped. “I have no doubts now about who he is or what he did. I don’t think he’d have spent a lifetime doing it and suddenly turn over a new leaf.” She said she was disturbed he’d advised the Trump campaign.