Megyn Kelly Accuses Roger Ailes of Sexual Harassment

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Last week, TV personality Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit in which she accused Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.

Several Fox News Channel employees came to Ailes' defense, but Megyn Kelly - arguably the network's most well-liked on-air talent - was noticeably silent on the matter. Now we may know why.

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According to a newly-published report in New York magazine, Kelly recently "told investigators that Ailes made unwanted sexual advances toward her about ten years ago when she was a young correspondent at Fox."

Sources claim that Kelly "described her harassment by Ailes in detail" when asked about her working relationship with her longtime boss.

 The situation is quickly developing into a full-blown scandal for one of the most-watched networks.

Carlson claims she was fired from FNC last month as a result of her refusal to comply with Ailes' sexual demands.

She also says fellow on-air correspondent Steve Doocy has a history of sexual harassment that's well-known among the network's female staff.

Parent company 21st Century Fox responded to Carlson's claims with the following statement:

"We take these matters seriously. While we have full confidence in Mr. Ailes and Mr. Doocy, who have served the company brilliantly for over two decades, we have commenced an internal review of the matter."

It was to investigators hired by 21st Century Fox that Kelly reportedly made her allegations.

Even before her recent feud with Donald Trump, Kelly was one of the network's most high-profile personalities.

Viewed as likable and somewhat moderate even by those who don't agree with her political views, Kelly has consistently been the network's first choice for conducting high-profile interviews.

Many believe the statements she allegedly made to investigators will mean the end of Ailes' career.

We'll have updates on this story as more information becomes available.

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