'Forfeit the pay': Megyn Kelly offers Tucker Carlson advice amid his brewing battle with Fox News
Megyn Kelly is offering a few words of advice for her former Fox News colleague, Tucker Carlson.
According to Kelly, the former conservative news host should consider letting the network “take him to court” as reports circulate about the possibility of Fox News fighting to keep him from returning to television until 2025.
The latest discussion stems from a report published by The New York Times on Friday, May 5. According to the news outlet, Carlson desires to get back on air but Fox News could block him from doing so because his contract with the network is not scheduled to expire in January 2025.
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Former CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter took to Twitter with details about the latest debacle tweeting, "Carlson is subject to a 'pay or play' clause, which means Fox doesn't have to 'play' him on air, they just have to pay him for the remainder of his contract."
He also said, "That's what the exit negotiation is about: Will Fox let him out on relatively permissive terms?"
Kelly offered a response to Stelter's remarks as she gave Carlson advice on how he should proceed. According to Kelly, Carlson should walk away and allow the situation to play out in court.
“Tucker should walk away & forfeit the pay. Let Fox take him to court over the sole issue of silencing him for the rest of the election season (!)-the man they fired & smeared relentlessly while he stayed silent,” she tweeted. “See how their dwindling audience repays them for that.”
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Kelly, who parted ways with Fox News back in 2017, has been a vocal critic of the network's decision to fire Carlson.
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