Megyn Kelly Today, Today: Megyn Interviews Two of the Latest Harvey Weinstein Accusers

Images via screengrab/NBC.
Images via screengrab/NBC.

Welcome to Megyn Kelly Today, Today, a new daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on Megyn Kelly Today every morning until we are no longer able to watch Megyn Kelly Today without feeling like there will be no tomorrow.

  • Megyn Kelly walked onstage in a red dress.
  • Megyn Kelly teased an appearance from Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
  • Megyn Kelly discussed “new, disturbing allegations against Harvey Weinstein.”
  • Megyn Kelly said “two of his latest accusers” are on the show today.
  • Megyn Kelly said, “We wanna warn you that what they have to say is graphic.”
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed Mimi Haleyi and her lawyer Gloria Allred to the stage and Dominique Huett via satellite.
  • (You can watch this entire segment here.)
  • Mimi Haleyi said her initial relationship with Harvey was initially professional, but that he eventually pinned her down in his home and “forced oral sex” on her.
  • Dominique Huett told her story, in which she had “a few minutes of conversation about movie roles” in a Los Angeles hotel bar, after which he asked her up to his room and “force [her]” into doing something she “didn’t want to do.”
  • Megyn Kelly asked how Harvey Weinstein forced a woman into oral sex.
  • Dominique Huett said it was a “coercion” thing, that she realized it “was just gonna happen no matter how hard [she] refused.”
  • Megyn Kelly asked whether or not she ever reported the incident.
  • Dominique Huett said she did not, because she was intimidated.
  • Megyn Kelly read a statement from the Weinstein board in which they claim not to have known.
  • Dominique Huett’s lawyer Jeff Herman said that while it’s great that everyone is now talking about the “casting couch,” nothing will change until the company is held “financially responsible.”
  • Megyn Kelly asked for evidence that the company knew and enabled Harvey’s behavior.
  • Jeff Herman said they’re still in discovery, but that they plan to prove that evidence exists.
  • Megyn Kelly turned to Gloria Allred and said, “We haven’t seen proof yet that the board knew.”
  • Gloria Allred said that wouldn’t come out until discovery, and added that she thinks all of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers are brave, and asked the audience to applaud them.
  • The audience applauded.
  • Gloria Allred said she would soon hold a press conference for another accuser later Wednesday.
  • Gloria Allred said, “Powerful men have to understand there are rules, there are boundaries, and they must respect those boundaries...This has got to end, and it needs to end right now.”
  • The audience applauded, and Megyn Kelly wisely cut to commercial without teasing the next segment.
  • Megyn Kelly began a segment called “Sleep Stealers” and welcomed a guest named Dr. Travis Stork.
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed two audience members who were asked to plow through the makeshift bedroom that appeared onstage and put stickers on everything that “steals sleep.”
  • The audiences applauded for 15 seconds as they labeled all the stuff.
  • The buzzer went off.
  • Megyn Kelly gave them a little extra time.
  • Dr. Travis Stork revealed that “emotional” books read before bed can keep you up.
  • Dr. Travis Stork revealed that bad pillows, coffee, alarm clocks, “candy and snacks,” “the wrong medicines,” “cold water,” and “certain scents.”
  • This dude said peppermint toothpaste “may reenergize you.”
  • Dr. Whatever said, “Honestly I use peppermint toothpaste before bed.”
  • Megyn Kelly siad, “We all do.”
  • Megyn Kelly teased the next segment, another installment of Secrets: Telling My Truth.
  • Megyn Kelly rolled tape about two women named Lisa Smith and Jenn Simon, who began using drugs and alcohol to make it through the day.
  • Megyn Kelly thanked Lisa Smith and Jenn Simon for coming.
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed This Is Us star Chris Sullivan to the stage.
  • The audience went wild, let me tell you.
  • Bobby Finger thought, “I’m not surprised by the number of This Is Us stans in this audience.”
  • Megyn Kelly asked Chris Sullivan “how Jack died,” which is her go-to This Is Us joke.
  • Chris Sullivan took a sip from his mug and made a face.
  • The audience laughed and laughed!
  • Megyn Kelly said she was “stunned at how thoughtful and introspective” the cast of This Is Us is, “especially” Chris Sullivan.
  • Megyn Kelly said, “You said this show speaks the language of vulnerability. What does that mean?”
  • Chris Sullivan made this face:
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  • Chris Sullivan said, “A lot of times, I think, drama is derived from conflict.”
  • Bobby Finger said, “A lot of the times?”
  • Chris Sullivan said, “Especially conflict that pushes people away from each other. And I think the beautiful part about this show is that you see these characters, these people, in all of their imperfections, with all of their flaws, engaging with each other. And instead of using that conflict to move away from each other, they use it to come close and to form stronger bonds.
  • Chris Sullivan said, “I have definitely learned more from playing Toby than I think Toby has learned from me.”
  • The audience laughed.
  • Bobby Finger thought, “Wow, this audience wants to marry This Is Us.”
  • Bobby Finger thought, “No, seriously, this audience wants to legally marry the NBC show This Is Us.”
  • Chris Sullivan said there are “a lot of lessons” in the show.
  • Bobby Finger said, “LESSON ONE: DON’T WATCH THIS IS US!”
  • Bobby Finger snorted at his own joke.
  • Megyn Kelly brought up the fact that Chris Sullivan wears a prosthetic that makes him appear “larger than he is.”
  • Chris Sullivan said, “There’s a lot of things to be outraged about these days, and I think that getting outraged about an actor on a television show who may be wearing a costume that makes him larger than he is might be low on the list, at least in my opinion.”
  • Chris Sullivan said, “Now, if I am not portraying Toby with a level of integrity or a level of honesty that you disagree with I would be happy to talk about that, but I think that regardless of the costumes I wear...I try to bring as much heart and honesty as I can.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “You do so well. Very well. Great to see you, Chris. Lots of love. Yay!”
  • Bobby Finger said, “Wow, Lots of Love is back.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC and you will love it, you’ll love it if you haven’t seen it.”
  • Bobby Finger screamed.
  • Megyn Kelly rolled tape of Dylan Dreyer interviewing country music’s “greatest duet partners,” Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers on the eve of Rogers’s retirement.
  • Dylan Dryer asked Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton why they never made things romantic.
  • Kenny Rogers said, “First of all I’m a believer that tension is begtter if you keep it than if you satisfy it, and secondly, she said no to me.”
  • Dolly Parton said, “You know what, we were almost like brother and sister, and it would almost be incest. So we just never went there.”
  • Megyn Kelly spoke to Kathie Lee and Hoda, who teased Henry Winkler and a “Leave It to Beaver reunion.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “Tomorrow on the show, Dr. Phil!”
  • Megyn Kelly Today ended.

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