Megyn Kelly on Alleged Matt Lauer Victims: ‘I Am Thinking of Those Women’

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Megyn Kelly addressed the morning’s revelation of NBC’s Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual harassment and assault allegations on her morning show, saying she’s “thinking of the victims.”

“This one does hit close to home,” she began. “I, too, have known Matt for a long time. He has been a friend, and kind and supportive to me in my transition to NBC News. I see the anguish on my colleagues faces. But when this happens, what we don’t see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward. It is a terrifying thing to do. 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.”

“We are in the middle of a sea change in this country, an empowerment revolution in which women who for years have felt they had no choice but to simply deal with being harassed at work are now starting to picture another reality, to feel that change is within their grasp,” said Kelly. “As painful as this moment is for so many here at NBC, Today, at CBS earlier this month, at Fox News over the last year, in Hollywood this fall, it is a sign of progress, of women finding their voices, their courage and of the erosion of a shameful power imbalance that has been in place for far too long.”

“I have been at another news channel where this happened, as you know,” she said. “In my experiences, a news organization is bigger than any one person. They all face challenges, they all stumble, but the good ones stay standing and forge forward, fulfilling their core mission: journalism. We’ll continue to stay on this story and bring you more as we know it. Until then, on with the news.”

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