'I would have that person fired': Megyn Kelly blasts Don Lemon for allegedly screaming at Kaitlan Collins off-air
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Megyn Kelly expressed her annoyance over Don Lemon allegedly “screaming” at his CNN This Morning co-anchor Kaitlan Collins off-air after she “interrupted” him. Kelly declared on Friday, February 3, that if she was treated with the same amount of disrespect in front of her colleagues, the former Fox News journalist would have made sure that "person was fired."
Lemons, in his defense, told that Collins was "interrupting" him following their December 8 broadcast, as per RadarOnline. The alleged altercation left Collins "visibly upset" and CNN employees "shaken." Kelly shared her opinions on her SiriusXM podcast. "If somebody ever screamed at me to the point where I was visibly upset and ran out of the studio, I would have that person fired," Kelly said. She also cautioned Lemon by asking him to be "careful" as his morning show with Collins and Poppy Harlow "is on its last legs before it even got on its first legs." This comes after the news of CNN struggling under the watch of boss Chris Licht.
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Megyn Kelly goes after Don Lemon for allegedly screaming at his co-host Kaitlan Collins, calls him a “douchebag”, and says he should be fired. (Video: SiriusXM) pic.twitter.com/ICNxjkAN0M— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) February 4, 2023
The news network recorded its worst ratings in nine years in late January. Moreover, Lemon's new morning show with Collins and Poppy Harlow has garnered fewer viewers than expected, leaving them at the bottom of the table against their rivals, as per the outlet.
Can’t be the first time Lemon has 'done it,' says Kelly
The star of ‘The Megyn Kelly Show’ stresses that this is not the first time Lemon lashed out at a female co-worker, saying she also had to work alongside men with "big egos." The 52-year-old news correspondent said that she "co-hosted more hours than I can count with a lot of guys with big egos … and never have I screamed at a colleague or had him scream at me.” Kelly also guaranteed that there are more women who may have also experienced Lemon’s harsh treatment. “I will go out on a limb right now and tell you, that’s not the first time,” she said. “There will be another woman who he’s co anchored with — I guarantee you — who’s going to come out and say, ‘Me too.’” She also added: “Because if you behave like that toward a colleague with whom you share the air and you share the show, this will not be the first time…”
'What you don’t do is scream at them'
While speaking to Mediaite about the altercation, Kelly stated: “I co-hosted a show with Bill Hemmer for three years. I was on the air with Bret Baier more times than I can count. And sometimes somebody gets on your nerves. What you don’t do is scream at them after the fact. Later you say, oh, we stepped on each other.”