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Reports indicate Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly may have added a section to her upcoming memoir Settle For More, detailing numerous incidents in which former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes allegedly sexually harassed her. Radar Online reported that Kelly reveals in the book that the "disgraced 76-year-old executive tried to sexually assault her in his New York office and hinted she would be fired when she 'pushed him away'":
"Roger began pushing the limits," she alleges. "There was a pattern to his behavior. I would be called into Roger's office, he would shut the door, and over the next hour or two, he would engage in a kind of cat-and-mouse game with me — veering between obviously inappropriate sexually charged comments (e.g. about the 'very sexy bras' I must have and how he'd like to see me in them) and legitimate professional advice."
He offered to advance her career "in exchange for sexual favors," she writes, and even though she says she rejected "every single one," she claims he tried "physical advances." [Radar Online]
The story was tweeted Thursday morning by New York's Gabriel Sherman, who has extensively covered the allegations other network employees brought against Ailes, which led to his eventual ousting. Sherman previously reported in July that Kelly had remained quiet about other Fox employees' mounting accusations against Ailes because he had "made unwanted sexual advances toward her about 10 years ago when she was a young correspondent at Fox." Radar Online reported that Kelly confirmed in the book that she was "approached several times" as Ailes went on an "intense campaign" to get the network's stars to come out in his defense.
Ailes has vehemently denied all allegations. Fox News publicly apologized in September to former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who was the first to speak out against Ailes; Carlson's lawsuit was settled by the network for $20 million.