Fox Nation host Britt McHenry is suing Fox News, accusing the network of being a 'sanctuary for sexual harassers' after her former co-host allegedly 'crudely sexually harassed' her.
The 33-year-old filed a lawsuit in New York Tuesday, claiming she 'suffered humiliation, emotional anguish, derailment of her career and significant loss of economic opportunities' after she complained about Tyrus – real name George Murdoch.
McHenry alleges that for months in 2018 the former WWE wrestler sent her sexually explicit text messages as they both worked on their show Un-PC, but when she complained Fox Nation executive Jennifer Rauchet told her she was 'replaceable'.
Fox News contributor, McHenry, claims Tyrus became hostile after he found out she had a boyfriend.
Fox Nation host Britt McHenry is suing Fox News and her former co-host George 'Tyrus' Murdoch. She claims she 'suffered humiliation, emotional anguish, derailment of her career and significant loss of economic opportunities' after complaining to Fox about him
McHenry claims a Fox Nation executive Jennifer Rauchet (pictured with her husband Pete Hegseth) told her that 'Fox News had never wanted her'
She was rumored to be dating tennis star Tennys Sandgren in 2018 but appeared to be dating another man Tuesday who she called her 'rock'.
McHenry claims the network retaliated to her by shunning her and excluding her from company events and shows.
Rauchet told her 'Fox News had never wanted her' when she complained for a third time,, according to the lawsuit.
'When Ms. McHenry tried to continue the conversation, Ms. Rauchet physically walked out on her,' the Manhattan federal court filing claims.
It states Murdoch was subsequently given his own Fox Nation program, Nuff Said.
Other defendants include Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Corp, News Corp, Fox Nation boss John Finley and human resources executive, Monica Mekeel.
'Since her sexual harassment complaint, Ms. McHenry has been effectively frozen out by Fox News management,' the lawsuit argues.
'In the past, Fox News managers and executives would check in with Ms. McHenry or stop in to watch her show, but she has not heard from any of them since making her sexual harassment complaint.'
Fox Nation boss John Finley (left) and executive producer Jennifer Rauchet (right) are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. Rauchet allegedly told McHenry she was 'replaceable'
The TV host claims Tyrus became hostile after learning she had a boyfriend. She was rumored to be dating tennis star Tennys Sandgren (left) in 2018
She appears to be dating a new man and on Tuesday posted about him: 'My rock. One of the amazing people in my life. Anyone who knows me knows what I’m actually attracted to and what I’d never be attracted to...what I want in my life, and what I’d never ask for in my life. What is proof in black and white, what is not. Truth always wins out. Courage does too. Thank you to so many kind supportive people today'
The lawsuit refers to how the network responded to claims against Bill O'Reilly and former boss Roger Ailes, arguing that 'since its inception and continuing to today, Fox News has had a sexual harassment problem'.
McHenry - a former ESPN host of Arlington, Virginia