UPDATE: Tyrus does not work with the Fox News channel. He works for the Fox Nation streaming service that is separate from the Fox News channel.
Fox News issued the following statement to us:
Statement from FOX News:
“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.”
ORIGINAL: Former WWE Superstar Brodus Clay (aka Tyrus) is in the news for the wrong reasons again after text messages leaked that allegedly show the lewd messages he sent to his former Fox News “UN-PC” co-host Britt McHenry.
The story about the text messages were previously reported but the actual messages were not seen until this week when The Huffington Post obtained them.
One of the messages from Tyrus said, “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 d*ck pic.”
Last month, The Daily Beast reported that Tyrus was pulled from the show he co-hosted with McHenry after she complained about sexual harassment from Tyrus.
The Huffington Post story also states that Tyrus sent messages from November 2018 to January 2019 like this one: “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.”
McHenry replied “Hahahaha” as a way to try to change the subject with humor. There were other text messages that show McHenry trying to change the conversation.
Several months ago, McHenry shared the text messages with friends and she told them that she was upset by them and that she needed advice on how to handle the situation.
Fox News issued the following statement last month when the story first broke and before the contents of the text messages got out: “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 continues to be a regular guest on Fox News’ “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and he appears on Dana Perino’s “The Daily Briefing” program.
The Huffington Post noted that McHenry continues to host the “UN-PC” show on Fox Nation while Tyrus got his own show titled “NuffSaid” and the network has continued to promote Tyrus on social media. They have promoted Tyrus three times in the last month on the Fox Nation official Instagram account and McHenry has only been promoted once in the past month.