Earlier on Wednesday, the NBC network announced the firing of news anchor and host of the “Today” show Matt Lauer amid an accusation of sexual misconduct.
Host of her own show on the NBC network, Megyn Kelly, weighed in on the announcement.
“This one does hit close to home,” Kelly said. “I, too, have known Matt for a long time, and he has been a friend and kind and supportive to me in my transition to NBC News, and I see the anguish on my colleagues’ faces.”
“What we don’t see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward, and it is a terrifying thing to do,” Kelly said. “We don’t see the career opportunities women lose because of sexual harassment or the intense stress it causes a woman dealing with it when she comes to work each day. I am thinking of those women this morning and hoping they are okay. The days to come will not be easy.”
Kelly said the women coming forward is a “sign of progress”:
Kelly has made sexual harassment a major topic of discussion on her new morning show and argues that while the firings of beloved personalities in Hollywood and the media are painful, they are “a sign of progress, of women finding their voices, their courage, and the erosion of a shameful power imbalance where this happened far too long.”
The firing rocked his former coworkers as they would later report the story on air to their viewers:
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Posted by Axios on Wednesday, November 29, 2017