Tyrus’ new Fox Nation show premiers as reports of sexual harassment become public

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters

Fox Nation host Tyrus’ new show premiered Wednesday morning, just a day after The Daily Beast reported he was taken off his old Fox Nation show, UN-PC, due to allegations of sexual harassment from his former co-host Britt McHenry.

Tyrus hasn’t hosted UN-PC with McHenry since at least April 25, when Tom Shillue stepped in to take over co-hosting duties. According to The Daily Beast, “Tyrus was booted off his Fox Nation show after his co-host Britt McHenry filed a sexual harassment complaint against him with Fox News management.” The article continued:

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.

The day after The Daily Beast article was published, Tyrus’ new show, Nuff Said with Tyrus, premiered on Fox Nation. The description of the premiere episode: “Tyrus meets up with 'Big & Rich's' John Rich to talk country music, sip whiskey, and explore the art of wearing a cowboy hat.”

A Fox News spokesperson declined to comment on the situation, but Fox’s website is currently advertising Tyrus’ new show.

Fox’s handling of the situation, which appears to solely involve giving a host reported for sexual harassment his own show, is just the latest example of how Fox News’ infrastructure that allowed years of serial sexual harassment is alive and well.

Update (6/12/19):