Britt McHenry Received Sexually Harassing Texts from FOX Co-Host

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According to a report released today, FOX News talking head and far right (you could also say “Alt-right,” depending on your definition of the word) pundit Britt McHenry received lewd, disgusting, sexually harassing text messages from a former co-host.

That former co-host would be Tyrus, an ex-WWE wrestler, Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s subscription streaming service Fox Nation. In June, the Daily Beast reported that former WWE wrestler Tyrus had been removed from his position because he had sexually harassed co-host Britt McHenry. 

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What wasn’t known until today is the specific form that the sexual harassment took. Enter the Huffington Post, which uncovered the inappropriate to say the least, text messages that Tyrus sent to McHenry.

The messages included:

“Just pull your boobs out now why don’t you. Just grin and bare it.”

“Keep being negative and I’ll send you another dick pic.”

Also, there was this incomprehensible garbage:

“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.”

Yes, hard to imagine a woman resisting an overture like that, I know.

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Regardless of what you think and feel about McHenry, who is still known first and foremost for her viral video towing company tirade, she is still the victim here. And she is victim of something terrible and awful.

While she might not be the most sympathetic of characters (a lot of that is probably by design), it is still a major affront to her and her position at the company that Tyrus remains employed by the network.

In fact, he even hosts his own show on FOX Nation, and the cable network is still avidly promoting him in the wake of all this!

You may not be a fan of Britt McHenry, and obviously Tyrus really looks like a disgusting human being in this situation, but the bigger crime is the lack of any adult in the room. That’s on FOX, for not taking any true disciplinary action here against one of their on-air “talent” acting in a reprehensible manner.

Then again it’s FOX, should we be surprised.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

You can follow Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com on Twitter here and his cat on Instagram at this link.

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