According to Maxwell Tani of The Daily Beast, former FOX Nation host Britt McHenry, who used to work at ESPN as a reporter, filed a sexual harassment complaint against her then Un-PC co-host Tyrus. The network reportedly moved him to a new show called NUFFSAID in response.
McHenry contended that Tyrus sent her “unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd, sexual comments.” Apparently, some at FOX weren’t surprised at the accusation:
McHenry’s complaint to management about the eccentric Fox personality wasn’t all that surprising to some of his colleagues. Two sources who have worked at Fox News told The Daily Beast that Tyrus has long had a reputation for regularly making off-color or “politically incorrect” remarks or jokes. “He’s got a wild sense of humor, if we’re being generous,” one current female Fox employee said.
Tyrus is a former professional wrestler whose real name is George Murdoch. Last week, Jeremy Barr of the Hollywood Reporter posted a Twitter direct message conversation the two had. He declined to comment whether he still had a positive relationship with McHenry after the show ended.
Tyrus told me he left "UN-PC" because he wanted to host his own show but then blocked me when I asked him if his departure was connected to Britt McHenry. If you know more, please reach out. https://t.co/h1POzR8VHW pic.twitter.com/q8vk0hAM2u
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) June 4, 2019
McHenry, who was laid off by ESPN in 2017 and moved on to cover politics, currently serves as a host on FOX Nation and contributes to FOX News. She’s been trying to brand herself as a conservative voice.
Tyrus has yet to comment on the accusation.
Update: We’ve received a statement from a FOX News spokesperson on the matter.
“While we are not at liberty to discuss the details of any employee matter, we follow strict protocols when matters such as these are brought to our attention, and we make no exceptions. The process works because of the extensive systems and measures we have instituted. This situation was independently investigated and we consider the matter resolved. We respect the confidentiality of all involved.”