Host Britt McHenry Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Fox News
The Fox Nation host filed the lawsuit on Tuesday against the network and George “Tyrus” Murdoch.
“Fox Nation” host Britt McHenry has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News.
The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday, alleges that the network retaliated against her after she accused her former co-host George “Tyrus” Murdoch of sexual harassment.
"The last thing I wanted to do was file this lawsuit," McHenry said in a statement provided by the law firm representing her. “"But I had to stand up for what's right for myself and for women."
McHenry alleges in the lawsuit that Murdoch sent her sexually suggestive text messages starting in October 2018. She also claims she “received far fewer professional opportunities” at the network after she reported Murdoch.
Fox News responded in a statement, saying, “Ms. McHenry’s lawsuit recycles the same allegations she filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights in October, to which we filed a response on Friday. As we have previously stated, Ms. McHenry’s allegations have been fully investigated and we are confident our actions will be deemed entirely appropriate in litigation. We expect all of her claims to be dismissed.”
This is far from the first sexual harassment allegation against Fox News. Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigned in 2016 following multiple sexual harassment allegations. Former Fox News co-president Bill Shine also resigned in light of Ailes’ many allegations, though he wasn’t explicitly accused of harassment.