Megyn Kelly: I Offered Donuts, Begged, but Tabloid Was Rotten

She's outraged that 'Daily Mail' videotaped her 7-year-old
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2018 2:19 PM CDT
Megyn Kelly Picks a Bone With Aggressive Tabloid
This Oct. 22, 2018 photo released by NBC shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show "Megyn Kelly Today," in New York. NBC announced on Friday, Oct. 26, that "Megyn Kelly Today" will not return.   (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)

Megyn Kelly would like the paparazzi, and one tabloid specifically, to please leave her family alone in the wake of NBC News cancelling her show. On Wednesday she tweeted that "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..." In the next tweet, she continued, "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."

She wasn't the only one in her camp who referenced the Daily Mail Wednesday: Deadline reports her lawyer, Bryan Freedman, swung at NBC News for "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." He specifically cited a Daily Mail report that she wants the rest of her $69 million contract (which goes through 2020) plus $10 million as part of her exit package. Freedman said NBC News chief Andy Lack needs to correct the false information and stop leaking it, should the network itself be the source of details of the negotiations. CNN framed Freedman's public comments as an "unusual move," and reports NBC simply replied that it "respect[s] the confidentiality of the process." (More Megyn Kelly stories.)

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