Fox News has spent years trying to distance itself from multiple cases of sexual harassment. Two of the networks most prominent figures, host Bill O’Reilly and founder, Roger Ailes, were both accused of aggressive sexual behavior.
After a few quiet years, a new claim has been made against one of the channel’s stars. Tyrus, who appears on the show Un-PC, reportedly sent a number of suggestive text messages to co-host, Britt McHenry.
Tyrus, who’s real name is George Murdoch, took a winding path to working for Fox News. He began his career as a bodyguard for Snoop Dogg before transitioning to professional wrestling, under the names Brodus Clay and Tyrus. Eventually he worked his way onto Greg Gutfield’s show and then was given the opportunity to host his own program.
While Tyrus has been removed from Un-PC, it looks like he will not be disciplined for his actions. In fact, the former wrestler will be getting his own show, NUFFSAID, which will premiere in June of 2019.
Rumors of a rift between McHenry and Tyrus were reported last week by The Daily Beast. Writer Justin Baragona wrote, “Sources at Fox News said the former professional wrestler was removed from the show after a personal dispute with McHenry, who complained to the network about her co-host.”
It now appears that part of their dispute was due to sexually suggestive text messages. The Daily Best reports, “the dispute centered around McHenry’s contention that Tyrus had, on multiple occasions, sent her unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd, sexual comments.”
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