Scandalous sex case settlements, former staffers who refuse to be silenced and free-falling ratings are battering NBC’s bottom line as the network wrestles with the largest crisis in its history — and it could get even worse!
In this bombshell probe by RadarOnline.com, the shattering secrets of the embattled broadcasting company are finally exposed! During the exhaustive investigation, Radar uncovered stunning new details about what’s ruffling feathers at the Peacock Network.
Though she made the #MeToo movement her mission on Megyn Kelly Today, the brassy blonde appears to have fallen short in her professional life. One of Megyn’s closest advisers was accused of sexual assault, Radar has exclusively learned.
In a lawsuit filed against Megyn’s right-hand man, a teenage girl demanded $600,000 in damages for the alleged incident, which was said to have happened in the ‘80s.
And that’s not the only shocking story from the morning show crew! While a Today team was out of town filming at a luxurious Hamptons home, one co-host unwittingly opened the wrong door and allegedly caught two colleagues engaged in a sex act! Sources said the horrified co-host fled the scene.
While NBC conducted an internal investigation into fired “Today” headliner Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual harassment, Radar has learned of a previously unreported six-figure settlement agreement, which is sealed, made to an employee — who still works on the show!
Insiders said Matt also preyed on an esteemed co-worker’s assistant, but he still feels he should be given another chance!
Reports emerged that he’s tried to set up meetings with execs to discuss a possible comeback.
As Radar readers know, headstrong Kelly is refusing to go quietly after her racism scandal — where she outrageously defended the use of blackface on Halloween — and is demanding as much of her three-year $69 million contract as possible.
“Megyn was handed a $10 million nondisclosure agreement. But she just smirked and shook her head. She’s not interested in a dirty payoff,” said a source.
“She sent a warning when she claimed she knew more about Matt Lauer’s indiscretions than she was letting on — and we may soon find out what that is.”
Today ratings have slumped this year and only worsened since Megyn was ousted. Now, sources claim executives are scrambling for a fix — including begging Meredith Vieira or Katie Couric to come back!
“Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker can’t save the show,” said a source. “And they have no one else.”
But snitches said Al is insulted over NBC expecting him to fill a slot which had been taken away from him when they originally hired Megyn!
Pals say he has complained how he wouldn’t do it for long — without a raise.
Meanwhile, Megyn is hotly tipped to join ABC’s The View — which left Savannah furious, as insiders said the women’s hatred for each other runs deep.
“Savannah was engineering Megyn’s downfall from the inside,” said a source who claimed backbiting Savannah hurled behind-the-scenes insults about how “Megyn wasn’t a real journalist because she hadn’t spent years covering politics like she had!”
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