Megyn Kelly hired a lawyer for exit talk with NBC execs
Megyn Kelly is lawyering up after her show talk show was canceled following her controversial comments about wearing blackface.
Rumors began spreading online when Kelly didn't appear in her regular spot on Thursday morning, and NBC announced taped episodes would air for the remainder of the week.
Soon after that, sources allegedly confirm that employees contracted to Kelly's show will be relocated to other posts. Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.
Kelly has since hired Ronan Farrow, a gender specialist lawyer so as to not lose out on her $69 million package.
Her legal team, headed by Bryan J. Freedman, was in contact with NBC on Thursday and a meeting will be scheduled.
The controversy started 48 hours earlier when Kelly asked on an all-white panel if blackface racist. She added:
“Because truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character.”
Kelly has since apologized for defending the idea of blackface as part of a Halloween costume by saying: "well, I was wrong and I'm sorry."
Nevertheless, her colleagues have condemned Kelly for the remarks with Graig Melvin saying Kelly was racist, and Al Roker adding that she "owes viewers an apology."
Her tearful apology didn't help, and NBC executives said in a statement that "Megyn Kelly is done. She is not ever coming back."
Daily Mail reached out to NBC for comment, but the network declined. However, an insider told reporters that Kelly might be returning to Fox News.
This cannot be confirmed as yet, and when asked, a spokesperson for the network simply said that they are "extremely happy" with their entire lineup.
Kelly made headlines earlier this year when it was revealed that she gets paid between $15 million and $20 million annually at NBC.