Megyn Kelly set leftist commentator Keith Olbermann straight after he accused his ex-girlfriend, MSNBC’s Katy Tur, of physical abuse in a segment on his podcast this week.
Kelly blasted Olbermann as “bitter” and described him as a “mean guy” and a “terrible person.”
“It just leads him down a lane where he decided to tell about 25 secrets about Katy Tur,” she said on SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show.”
“The segment is called something like ‘secrets I said I’d never tell.’
“Well, that’s a great name for a segment, but it really makes you a terrible person.”
“I don’t know what’s happened there, but it’s very trainwrecky to watch an ex — both of these people are public figures — to go public with this list of grievances and try to take down a woman who’s clearly moved on, she’s married to somebody else, her career’s fine.
“His career seems, I don’t know…
“His podcast is very entertaining, I’m sure it’s doing…
“I don’t know how it’s going. But bitter, bitter, bitter.”
Kelly’s podcast guest Kmele Foster said:
“There’s something terribly ironic about pushing grievances while insisting that you kept these secrets for a very long time, and you’re chastising her for talking about a medical procedure in public while you’re just airing all of your dirty laundry.
“I certainly wouldn’t dismiss claims that you’ve been attacked, that there was some sort of domestic violence in your relationship.
“The fact that you carried on a relationship afterward and were very friendly until you decided not to be?
“This is just really strange.
“It’s a bizarre sort of way to snap.
“He’s a mean guy. He really is a mean guy,” Kelly said.
“I should temper my criticism because I don’t really know Keith Olbermann at all.
“I just know that when he makes headlines on Twitter or on his show, nine times out of 10, he’s being absolutely caustic about somebody with whom he was once close.
“It’s one thing to have strong opinions about the news, God bless, that’s what he gets paid to do.
“It’s quite another to be going after people personally with your microphone, people you used to live with, people you used to love.
“Anyway, the whole thing is awkward,” she said.
Olbermann said on his podcast:
“On January 22, 2017, Katy Tur of MSNBC asked me to write her Trump book for her.
“She was serious and there are receipts.
“So all of this time, I have remained silent about the nearly three years she and I lived together and the eight years after that I remained her good and loyal friend.
“I have remained silent even though six days after her emergency appendectomy in 2007, she started punching and slapping me, with real intent to do harm, because the living room wasn’t clean enough in our place.
“How exactly do you even try to defend yourself against a woman 125 pounds lighter and a foot shorter than you?”