NBC morning host Megyn Kelly took the plunge into the sexual harassment scandal that has gripped the network, including the latest allegations against former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw. Kelly held a round table discussion on the subject on Monday’s installment of her show, which you can watch below.
Brokaw has come out strongly against the allegations by former NBC correspondent Linda Vester, calling Vester a “character assassin.”
Kelly discussed the allegations, and NBC’s response to them, on Monday’s show with NBC correspondents Stephanie Gosk and Kate Snow.
The Washington Post reports that the panel “noted that a petition is circulating among dozens of current and former female co-workers pledging their support for the anchor, whom they described as ‘a man of tremendous decency and integrity.’ Among those signing were Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Maria Shriver.”
Kelly, however, appeared to offer a warning about the women’s letter of support for Brokaw.
The Post reports that Kelly, who had her own experiences as part of a network going through a sexual harassment scandal while she was at Fox News, “offered such a letter is ‘basically a character reference’ but can also be ‘dicey.’”
The paper quotes Kelly saying: “I understand that because when you love the person under attack you want to say, ‘This has been my experience.’ I will say that the same thing did happen at Fox. And the truth is, you don’t know what you don’t know. And that’s not in any way to impugn Tom, who I love and who has been so good to me. I’m just saying, you don’t know what you don’t know.”
Here’s the segment from Monday’s “Megyn Kelly Today” …