Back on June 12th, FTVLive told you that former pro-wrestler and Fox Nation host Tyrus was under the spotlight after his Fox Nation co-host co-host Britt McHenry filed a sexual-harassment complaint against him with Fox News management.
Now, HuffPost Yashar Ali reports what the texts said. 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.”
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.”
In response to other inappropriate text messages, McHenry shifted the conversation to other topics.
McHenry shared the contents of the messages with multiple friends months ago. She told them she was upset by the messages and wanted advice on how she should handle the situation. Some of McHenry’s friends spoke to HuffPost on the condition they not be identified, as McHenry had not authorized them to speak to a reporter.
When the matter first surfaced, Fox News said in a statement, “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.”
Update: Fox released another statement today: "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."