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Megyn Kelly on Roger Ailes: 'I have no doubts now about who he is or what he did'

When USA Today asked Fox News host Megyn Kelly whether her former boss, ousted Fox New chief Roger Ailes, "deserved a second chance in the news business," she did not mince words. "Absolutely not," Kelly said in an interview published Tuesday. "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."

Kelly was one of several women to accuse Ailes of sexual harassment, and she details the incidents in her new memoir Settle for More, released Tuesday. In Kelly's debut book, she writes that Ailes repeatedly made "inappropriate sexually charged comments" to her and also made "offers of professional advancement in exchange for sexual favors," Entertainment Weekly reported. Kelly's confession followed that of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who filed a lawsuit against Ailes in July; the network settled the lawsuit for $20 million in September and also publicly apologized to Carlson. Ailes has consistently denied the accusations from both Kelly and Carlson, as well as those of other women who have come forward.

USA Today also reported Kelly felt "disturbed" Ailes had advised the campaign of newly minted President-elect Donald Trump. Read the full interview with Kelly here.