Britt McHenry Sues FOX News, Tyrus Over Sexual Harassment
Britt McHenry Sues Tyrus Sexually Harassed Me ... FOX News Enabled Him
12/11/2019 5:25 AM PT
5:25 AM PT -- 12/11 -- McHenry posted a statement Thursday, saying, "I am standing up for myself, for women and for what's right. I have maintained the same allegations because the truth doesn’t change. I feel for any sexual harassment victim who has their story and evidence dismissed, doubted and not believed." She also says there's documentation "to prove everything I have claimed."
2:15 PM PT -- A rep from FOX News tells us, "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."
They continue, "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."
Britt McHenry is calling FOX News a "sanctuary for sexual harassers" in a new lawsuit she's filed against the network and her former "Un-PC" cohost, Tyrus.
In the lawsuit, Britt says the only "zero tolerance" FOX News is demonstrating is for her ... the woman who's complained 4 times about sexual harassment -- an obvious jab at the network saying it doesn't allow any sexual harassment.
According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Britt claims the network refused to investigate some of her claims, shunned her, shut her out of company events and refused to allow her to appear as a guest on other FOX News shows.
She claims the retaliation is a result of her blowing the whistle on Tyrus -- a former pro wrestler -- who she claims crudely sexually harassed her in 2018 with text messages that included threats of a d**k pic, and comments about her butt and legs.
She also claims she complained to HR and management but instead of putting the kibosh on Tyrus, they retaliated against her and gave Tyrus his own show. In the suit, she says FOX never disciplined Tyrus because he showed investigators photos and texts of her cleavage and nearly bare breast.
The messages made it seem like Britt and Tyurs were both flirting with each other -- but she claims, in the suit, the pics and texts were doctored and not really her.
As we first reported ... Britt filed a sexual harassment complaint with New York State's Division of Human Rights.
In the suit, Britt says even after payouts of over $100 million in recent sexual harassment scandals, "Fox News remains a sanctuary for sexual harassers, coddling and enabling the men who abuse female employees."
We've reached out to FOX News and Tyrus ... so far no word back.
Originally Published -- 12:29 PM PT