Megyn Kelly invites Matt Lauer, his accusers onto her NBC show

NBC host Megyn Kelly on Thursday invited Matt Lauer and his accusers onto her show, stating she remains “committed to telling people’s stories if they choose to come forward.”
The invitation comes one day after the 59-year-old Lauer was ousted from NBC amid sexual harassment allegations.
“As hard as it is to report on one of our own colleagues, we remain committed to telling people’s stories if they choose to come forward,” said the “Megyn Kelly Today” host, according to Entertainment Weekly. “The women in this case, too — the Matt Lauer case — are invited and welcome to do exactly that on this show.”
Kelly departed from Fox News in January despite being offered a reported $100 million to stay, citing a desire to be home with her husband and young children during evening hours. 

The 47-year-old former attorney was reportedly crucial to an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims against Fox’s late former chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes. 

With Lauer gone, Kelly becomes the highest paid employee in broadcast news along with ABC’s Robin Roberts, with each at a reported $18 million a year, according to Variety.
Kelly’s comments came after Lauer issued an apology on Thursday morning following several reports of his sexual misconduct during his time at NBC.

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry,” Lauer said after being silent on the matter on Wednesday. “As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”

“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly,” he continued.

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job,” Lauer said. “The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

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