REPORT: Ex-ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Filed Sexual Harassment Claim Against Former FoxNation Co-Host (PIC)
Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is once again in the news, but this time around, she isn’t harassing a tow truck driver, she’s the one getting harassed.
The current FoxNation host recentyl accused her former co-host Tyrus of sexual harassment, The Daily Beast reports.
“Last week, The Daily Beast reported that Tyrus was kicked off of Un-PC after an unspecified personal dispute with McHenry. Since then, multiple sources have confirmed to The Daily Beast that the dispute centered around McHenry’s contention that Tyrus had, on multiple occasions, sent her unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd, sexual comments.
Fox News brass was aware of the harassment complaint against one of its streaming service’s most high-profile hosts, these sources confirmed, but ultimately decided to move Tyrus, born George Murdoch, off Un-PC and onto his own new show called NUFFSAID.
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.”
What is unclear is if the network took any disciplinary action against Tyrus following McHenry’s complaint. The network announced he got his own show on the streaming platform just last month and didn’t even mention his removal from the show with McHenry.
McHenry joined Fox News last year after she was part of ESPN’s widespread layoffs in 2017.