Megyn Kelly blasted media personality Keith Olbermann after she accused her ex-girlfriend of MSNBC’s Katy Tur of physical abuse and various other misdeeds during a weird segment on her podcast this week.
Olbermann, a left-leaning left-winger who has hosted shows on MSNBC and ESPN, said Tur once physically assaulted him because the apartment they shared was too dirty, prompting him to write his own book about Donald Trump in 2017, among other among the protests.
Kelly and his guests, hosts of the Fifth Column podcast, were shocked by the “weird” scandal and “15-minute diatribe.”
“It just takes him down the aisle where he decided to tell 25 secrets about Katie Tour,” Kelly said on Tuesday’s podcast. “The segment is called ‘Secrets I’ll Never Tell.’ It’s a great title for a segment, but it really makes you look like a terrible person.
Olbermann said she “kept quiet” for years, but decided to speak out after Tur and her husband, CBS anchor Tony Doukupil, announced Doukupil’s vasectomy procedure. The couple married in 2017 and have two young children together.
Tur, the host of Katy Tur Reports, wrote the 2017 op-ed Unbelievable: My Front Line on the Craziest Campaign in American History.
“On January 22, 2017, MSNBC’s Kathy Tur asked me to write her book about Trump. He was serious and there are receipts,” said Olbermann. “So during this time I kept silent about the almost three years I lived with him, and after eight years I remained his good and faithful friend.”
The two were in a relationship between 2006 and 2009.
“Six days after an emergency appendectomy in 2007, when he started punching and slapping me with the intent to hurt me, I didn’t say anything because the living room wasn’t clean enough at our place,” Olbermann continued. “How are you trying to defend yourself against a woman who is 125 pounds lighter and a foot shorter than you?”
The Post contacted MSNBC for comment on Turing Olbermann’s remarks.
After the clip was played, Kelly accused Olbermann of having a “disproportionate” response to “minor flaws.”
“I don’t know what happened there, but for an ex-husband — they’re both public figures — to go public with a list of grievances and try to take down the woman he’s married to, who has a good career, is pretty outrageous,” Kelly said.
“His career will be seen, I don’t know. His podcast is so interesting, I sure don’t know how it goes. But bitter, bitter, bitter, he added.
One of Kelly’s guests, “The Fifth Column” host Kmele Foster, agreed.
“There’s something very ironic about protesting that you’ve kept these secrets for so long, and you’re punishing him for talking about medical procedures when you’re airing all your dirty laundry,” Foster said. .
“I’m certainly not denying the allegations that you were assaulted, that there was some kind of domestic violence in your relationship. That you later went on a relationship and were very friendly until you decided not to be? It’s really weird. It’s a weird way to shoot,” added Foster.
“He’s a bad guy. “He’s a really bad guy,” Kelly replied. “I have to temper the criticism because I don’t know Keith Olbermann at all. “I just know that nine times out of 10 when he makes headlines on Twitter or on his shows, he’s going to have a hard time with someone he was once close to.”
“It’s one thing to have a strong opinion on the news, thank God he gets paid like that. It’s quite another thing to follow in person with your microphone, people you’ve lived with and loved. Either way, it’s all awkward,” he added.
In September, Olbermann drew mockery online after he bragged about dating Sen. Kirsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona.