Former news host Megyn Kelly has officially suspended band with NBC and settled the remaining payments from her astonishing $ 69 million contract deal, the network reported Friday night.
"The parties have resolved their differences and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC, the company said in a statement.
Kelly is only halfway through her three-year contract, but NBC has agreed to pay her the rest of the money , which is believed to be close to $ 30 million according to the network.
Kelly, who moved from Fox News in January 2017 after an overall confrontation with Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, never really clicked on his new network, the rating was lackluster on "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" and for her morning talk show, "Megyn Kelly Today." Fox News – created tensions at their new job.
The last straw was her defense in October of Halloween costumes that include blackface. Kelly said it was OK when she was "a child" (she was born in 1970) to make black and white – "as long as you dressed up as a character". It was also acceptable, she believed, when "Real Housewives of New York" reality star Luanne de Lesseps had black and white as Diana Ross for a section.
"I don't know how it was racist on Halloween," Kelly said in comments that upset viewers and colleagues, including a stunned Al Roker.
She apologizes soon. "I have never been a" P.C. "[politically correct] type of person – but I understand that we need to be more sensitive in this day and age," she said. But NBC interrupted her show.
As part of her NBC deal, she has written a "non-disparagement" clause that limits what she can say about NBC, according to CNN. But she did not write a competition agreement according to People, which would have prevented her from working for a competing network.
Roker, Craig Melvin, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones will now officially fill the third hour of "Today" shows created when Kelly's program was shouldered, an NBC source told People magazine.
Kelly collapsed with Trump during a 2015 debate among Republican nominee presidential candidates.
Kelly, one of the moderate journalists, grilled Trump on his dissatisfied comments on women and noted that he called them "dogs" "fat pigs", "slobs" and "disgusting animals".
"You once said of a contestant on" Celebrity Apprentice "[that] it would be a" beautiful picture "to see her on her knees. Does it sound like you like a man's temperament we should choose as president?" kelly.
Trump replied, "I do not have fair time for total political correctness and to be honest with you, this country does not have time either."
He later appeared on her. "You could see that blood came out of the eyes. Blood comes out of her – anywhere," said Trump. He later dismissed his professionalism and called her a "bimbo."
The controversial blackface comments were among the many races' insensitive comments from Kelly on NBC, including her insistence that Santa and Jesus are "white." She also once said that women "want to be fat shamed" to help them lose weight. that comment.