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Megyn Kelly Settlement Deal: NBC Wants to Pay Her Over Time, She Wants to Work Immediately

Megyn Kelly is trading upfront money in her settlement talks with NBC for the freedom to get back to work ASAP.

According to our sources, NBC wants to structure the deal so she receives the money remaining on her contract over the next year and a half (the time she has left on her deal). We’re told the network wants to ensure Kelly stands by the confidentiality agreement the network wants to be included in the settlement.

Our sources say Kelly wants to ensure the deal allows her to get back to work immediately once the deal is settled. We’re told “her phone is blowing up” and she is still deciding which network/hosting job to do following her departure from NBC.

As The Blast first reported, Megyn Kelly is expected to get paid everything that is coming to her, per the terms of her original contract. We’re told Kelly could walk away with about $37 million in salary and bonuses once all is said and done.

But the negotiations to sign the deal have stalled, our sources say, because NBC wants her exit agreement to include specific language which bars her from saying anything at all after the documents are signed.

Specifically, we’re told execs are worried Kelly could speak up once again about NBC’s handling of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and Ronan Farrow’s reporting of it. She previously spoke out on her show and directly contradicted comments made by NBC News chairman Andy Lack.

Megyn Kelly was ousted from her gig hosting the last hour of “TODAY” after she defended the idea of dressing in blackface for Halloween. During a segment on “Megyn Kelly Today,” she said, “But what is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.” of dressing in blackface for Halloween.

During a segment on “Megyn Kelly Today,” she said, “But what is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”