Fox News says it has investigated a complaint against one of the company’s most high-profile streaming hosts and the matter has been “resolved.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the complaint involves allegations by “Fox Nation” host Britt McHenry against her onetime co-host, former pro wrestler Tyrus. The sexual misconduct allegations were detailed Tuesday in a report by The Daily Beast.
THR quotes a statement today from Fox News saying: “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.”
THR adds: “Tyrus, a Fox News contributor, formerly hosted the streaming show ‘UN-PC’ with McHenry, a onetime ESPN personality. But he stopped co-hosting the show in recent months and was awarded his own show, ‘Nuff Said,’ which debuted Tuesday on the network’s streaming service.”
THR also notes: “Asked why he left ‘UN-PC,’ Tyrus told THR on May 23, ‘I wanted my own show.’ When asked whether his departure was connected to his relationship with McHenry, he wrote, ‘No comment and don’t message me again,’ before blocking this reporter.”
Tuesday’s report by The Daily Beast says “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.”
The Daily Beast adds: “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.”