The text messages which Fox Nation host and Fox News contributor Tryus sent to his co-host, Brit McHenry, have now been revealed and they are terrible:
HUFFPOST – Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s subscription streaming service, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents.
The messages, which have not previously been reported, include texts in which Tyrus said to McHenry: “Just pull your boobs out now why don’t you. Just grin and bare it” and “keep being negative and I’ll send you another dick pic.”
In June, The Daily Beast reported that Tyrus was pulled off the show he co-hosted with McHenry, after McHenry complained to the network about him.
In a second story, The Daily Beast reported that McHenry’s complaint included a claim of sexual harassment against Tyrus.
Between November 2018 and January 2019, Tyrus sent texts like this one to McHenry: “I love the fact your always working if we ever had sex I feel like after an orgazzum you say speaking of feeling good did see the story on the puppy rescue we should do a segment on it hand me my phone.”
In response to this text message, McHenry replied “Hahahaha.” (Women who deal with harassment in any form often employ humor as a way to change the subject.)
In response to other inappropriate text messages, McHenry shifted the conversation to other topics.
To call these text messages ‘inappropriate’ doesn’t really do them justice. This is blatant sexual harassment and to be honest, I’m surprised he still works there.
McHenry complained to the network back in April and as a result Tyrus was pulled from their show, “UN-PC”, and he was given his own show called ‘NuffSaid’.
There’s reportedly an investigation going on into this by FOX, but Fox News won’t comment on it and neither will McHenry or her lawyers.
In case you’ve forgotten who McHenry is, she’s the woman who was fired from ESPN after that brutally catty and abusive rant against a towing company employee in 2015. She’s no peach, but she doesn’t deserve to be sexually harassed.
I suspect that now these text messages have come to light, Tyrus won’t be with the network much longer.
UPDATE: Here’s a statement from Fox News they sent me on this matter:
“As we have previously said, this matter was immediately and thoroughly investigated by an outside law firm that was charged with providing us with independent factual findings and recommendations for action based on all of the evidence. We have consistently done this in other employee matters of this nature. All protocols were followed and the recommendations we received were appropriate and promptly implemented. We respect the confidentiality of our employees and their involvement in any HR process and therefore will not comment on the results of the investigation.”
I also corrected the title, per Fox News, noting these are Fox Nation hosts, not Fox News hosts.