Megyn Kelly Takes Aim at Hollywood Hypocrisy Over Sexual Harassment Scandal
"This is the same industry that has been lecturing to us at every awards show for years about morals and values," said the NBC News host when discussing the latest allegations.
Megyn Kelly has been opening her NBC morning talk show with a daily recap of the growing list of Hollywood figures to have sexual misconduct claims leveled against them in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. "The growing list of men accused of misconduct, it's looking like Santa's scroll," she said on Monday's show.
On the Megyn Kelly Today hour, the host referenced an NBC News report that said the LAPD is currently investigating nearly two dozen cases of alleged sexual criminal misconduct connected to multiple people in the entertainment industry.
"This is the same industry that has been lecturing to us at every awards show for years about morals and values," she opined, turning her gaze to Hollywood. "It seems some of the moralizing should have been directed at themselves before they lectured the rest of America on how they need to be living."
She continued, "Perhaps they could have focused more on people like Harvey Weinstein, not to mention Roman Polanski, and Kevin Spacey, who have been accused of criminal assault."
Kelly then welcomed her first guest, Heather Unruh, the former Boston TV news anchor who went public with her son's claim that Spacey sexually assaulted him, when he was 18, last year.
Spacey, who is also being investigated by London police, has had more than a dozen alleged victims speak out with claims of sexual harassment and assault. Of the alleged assault of Unruh's son, the Cape and Islands, Massachusetts, district attorney plans to meet with the accuser, who is 19.
Unruh told Kelly that she personally has spoken to eight alleged Spacey victims and believes there are "so many more" who have similar stories. She also said she was shocked to come to learn how well-kept of a Hollywood secret Spacey's alleged behavior was.