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Megyn Kelly enjoyed her first week of unemployment by heading to jury duty on Thursday.
The former NBC host had been scheduled to perform her civic duty back in late October, but requested an extension as she and NBC went to war over her exit from the network.
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That battle was settled last week with the news that Kelly would receive a lump sum that was somewhere between $25 and $30 million, which would pay out in full the $69 million contract she had signed with the network back in 2017 for a three-year deal.
Kelly was seen making her way into court in jeans and knee-high boots while bundling up against the cold in a green Vivienne Westwood coat that retails for $500.
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The out-of-work host, 48, also took some time to pose for a camera man who suddenly appeared as she arrived at the court building.
Kelly tweeted about her big day before arriving at court, writing: 'About to begin jury duty this morning. Slightly concerned about the effectiveness of the “I’m far too busy” excuse this time.'
One follower quickly responded to that by writing: 'Don’t worry, they rarely pick racists.'
That individual wrote: 'again, lots of Professional Dog Whistle Hearers seem to have no ability or interest in divining the implication of "Lindsey Graham is being blackmailed."'
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NBC News announced on Friday that the network was parting ways with Kelly after less than two years.
Kelly had been off the air since October, with the network booting her from Today one day after she defended the practice of black face.
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Exit negotiations had dragged on for months until Friday night, when NBC released a statement shortly after 9pm stating: 'The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC.'
Nielsen ratings show that in the...
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