Brodus Clay was a fixture on WWE television during the first half of this decade. Known as the Funkasaurus, Brodus was a lower midcard wrestler that would celebrate his in ring victories with a dance and pyrotechnic display. After leaving WWE, Brodus joined TNA Wrestling and changed his name to Tyrus. While with TNA, Tyrus landed a gig on Fox News as a correspondent for the Greg Gutfeld show.
Tyrus was able to parlay many of his appearances to a full time gig on Fox News’ program Un-PC. Well it appears Tyrus knew what being Un-PC is because he has been accused of sending lewd text messages to his coworker, Britt McHenry, who filed a sexual harassment complaint to Fox. As per The Daily Beast –
Tyrus was kicked off of Un-PC after an unspecified personal dispute with McHenry. Since then, multiple sources have confirmed to The Daily Beast that the dispute centered around McHenry’s contention that Tyrus had, on multiple occasions, sent her unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd, sexual comments.
Fox News brass was aware of the harassment complaint against one of its streaming service’s most high-profile hosts, these sources confirmed, but ultimately decided to move Tyrus, born George Murdoch, off Un-PC and onto his own new show called NUFFSAID.
McHenry’s complaint to management about the eccentric Fox personality wasn’t all that surprising to some of his colleagues. Two sources who have worked at Fox News told The Daily Beast that Tyrus has long had a reputation for regularly making off-color or “politically incorrect” remarks or jokes. “He’s got a wild sense of humor, if we’re being generous,” one current female Fox employee said.
Neither Tyrus nor McHenry responded to requests for comment and, when reached, a Fox News spokesperson declined to provide a statement.
However, outside splitting up the Un-PC hosting duo, it’s unclear whether the network took any disciplinary action against Tyrus following McHenry’s complaint. In May, the network announced he got his own show on the streaming platform, omitting any direct mention of his exit from the show with McHenry. When The Hollywood Reporter’s Jeremy Barr askedTyrus in a Twitter direct message whether his departure was due to a dispute with McHenry, the Fox star told the media reporter to never contact him again and blocked him.
The Daily Beast
So far the complaint has been filed and Tyrus has been taken off Un-PC, no word has come out whether the complaint has been taken any further or if any lasting action will be placed against Tyrus.
We here at Bodyslam will keep you updated when more news surfaces.
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