In an interview Tuesday morning, Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly said he has not read Megyn Kelly‘s new memoir, which includes Kelly’s detailed description of sexual harassment by former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
“I’m trying to stay out of any of that kind of stuff,” O’Reilly said. “It doesn’t pertain to my life. I wish her well. She’s a very smart woman.”
Kelly, who has begun a series of media interviews to promote the book, may not be talking about it on The O’Reilly Factor. “We’ll see if she’s going to be on the show or not,” O’Reilly said. “I want to be very candid here. I’m not that interested in this.”
Asked by Norah O’Donnell if that meant he wasn’t interested in sexual harassment, O’Reilly said “I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad. Okay? I’m not interested in making my network look bad. At all. That doesn’t interest me one bit.”
When O’Donnell asked if O’Reilly believed that’s what Kelly is doing, he responded “I don’t know. But I’m not going to even bother with it.”