Members of the media have taken their coverage of her breakup with NBC too far, Megyn Kelly said in a series of tweets Wednesday.
“For a week paparazzi has been lurking outside my home day & nite. Finally today I took my kids to school. I went out alone 1st, offered them donuts &begged them to just take their pic of me & to leave my kids alone when they emerged. All were nice. Except the Dailymail,” she wrote. “The DailyMail 1st published photos of my husb IN OUR HOME & then *did* photog my kids, trailed us to my daughter’s school, & secretly videotaped my 7-yr-old child (her classmates too) & posted it. THIS IS NOT RIGHT.”
Kelly’s tweets come amid a public feud between her lawyer Bryan Freedman and NBC executives. In response to reports by the Daily Mail and others that his client was allegedly asking for more money, Freedman called on NBC to refute such false and disparaging allegations.
“Despite my efforts to handle this process confidentially, NBC News is allowing the media to run with completely false and irresponsible reports that disparage Megyn by erroneously claiming she has ever asked for more money than her contract requires,” said Freedman Wednesday, Deadline reports.
“If NBC News is not the source then they have a responsibility as a news division to correct these false claims,” he said. “Or are they somehow attempting to use these fabrications for some fictitious advantage in the discussions we’re having? If Andy Lack has lost control, my hope would be that Steve Burke can step in and not permit blatant lies about our discussions to remain uncorrected.”
A spokesperson for NBC dismissed Freedman’s suggestions about any wrongdoing. “Unlike Mr. Freedman, who has repeatedly commented to the media throughout the negotiations, we respect the confidentiality of the process, and will have no comment until it reaches its conclusion,” the spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.
NBC has moved to fire Kelly after she pushed back on the notion that changing one’s skin tone to portray a famous figure of a different race for Halloween was necessarily racist. Critics portrayed the comments as a defense of the racist practice of “blackface.” Kelly offered an emotional apology the next day, but Lack publicly rebuked her and reports quickly began to circulate that she was out.