Former animator Megyn Kelly has officially broken ties with NBC and recovered the last payments of its contract, which cost $ 69 million, announced Friday the network.
"The parties have resolved their differences and Megyn Kelly is No longer is an NBC employee, "Said the company in a statement.
Kelly is midway through his three-year contract, but NBC has agreed to pay him the rest of the money, estimated at nearly $ 30 million, according to the network.
Kelly, who left Fox News in January 2017 after a confrontation that made the headlines with Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, she never clicked on her new network. The ratings were mediocre in "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" and for her morning TV show, "Megyn Kelly Today". His multiple blunders – more appropriate for Fox News – have created tension in his new job.
The final straw was his defense in October of Halloween costumes including blackface. Kelly said it was good when she was "a kid" (she was born in 1970) to do a blackface – "as long as you're to disguise himself as a character."It was also acceptable, she thought, when reality TV star" Luanne de Lesseps "wore a blackface in the role of Diana Ross for an episode.
She quickly apologized. "I have never been a" P.C. " [politically correct] kind of person – but I understand that we need to be more sensitive in this day and age, "she said. But NBC canceled his show.
As part of her contract with NBC, she signed anon-disparagement"Clause limiting what she can say about NBC, according to CNN. But she did not sign a non-compete agreement, according to People, which would have prevented her from working for a competing network.
Roker, Craig Melvin, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones are now officially Complete the third hour of the show "Today" created during the abolition of Kelly's program, said an NBC source at People magazine.
Kelly has clashed with Trump during a debate in 2015 between candidates for the Republican nomination for the presidency.
Kelly, one of the moderator journalists, toasted Trump about his derogatory comments about women, noting that he had called them "dogs", "fat pigs", "bastards" and "disgusting animals".
"You have already spoken to a competitor of" Celebrity Apprentice " [that] it would be a "Nice picture" to see her on her knees. Does it resemble the temperament of a man we should elect president? Asked Kelly.
Trump replied, "I really do not have the time to be politically correct, and to be honest with you, this country does not have the time either."
He hit her later. "We could see that there was blood coming out of his eyes. The blood coming out of her – no matter whereTrump said he also denigrated his professionalism afterwards and called it "bimbo. "
The controversial blackface remarks were among several comments insensitive to race by Kelly at NBC, including his insistence that Santa Claus and Jesus are "white".
She also once said that women "want to be ashamed"To help them lose weight. She later apologized for this comment.