Fox News said on Wednesday that Fox Nation personality Britt McHenry’s sexual harassment complaints against her former “Un-PC” co-host Tyrus have been “independently investigated,” and the cable news channel considers “the matter resolved.”
The company’s full statement is below.
“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.”
Tyrus’ real name is George Murdoch, though WWE fans may remember the ex-wrestler as Brodus Clay. He wrestled as Tyrus in TNA.
While he’s no longer part of “Un-PC,” Tyrus now has his own Fox Nation show, “NUFFSAID,” which was announced on May 23 as part of the SVOD service’s new summer slate.
Below is Fox Nation’s “NUFFSAID” description.
- NUFFSAID – featuring Tyrus as he sits down with prominent names each week to discuss their path to success and some of the setbacks they endured along the way. The debut episodes will feature one-on-one style interviews with John Rich of Big & Rich, former MLB all-star Cal Ripken Jr., WWE wrestler Mayor Glen Jacobs, and Snoop Dogg, among others.
McHenry, a former ESPN personality, currently hosts “Un-PC” by herself, though comedian Tom Shillue occasionally joins her.
Fox News did not respond to our attempts to clarify the timeline between McHenry’s complaints and Tyrus being moved to his own show.
McHenry’s complaints were first reported by The Daily Beast, which wrote that “Tyrus had, on multiple occasions, sent McHenry unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd, sexual comments.”
A person with knowledge of the investigation confirmed for TheWrap that McHenry’s complaints were of the sexual harassment nature.
McHenry made national headlines back in 2015 when she was caught on camera making insulting remarks to an impound lot attendant.