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Fox Nation host Britt McHenry accused co-host Tyrus of sexual harassment: report

Former co-host of Fox Nation's "Un-PC" Britt McHenry reportedly filed a sexual harassment complaint against her then co-host, Tyrus, with Fox News management.

The Daily Beast reports that the former pro-wrestler was quietly kicked off the show earlier this year after McHenry complained that he had been sending her unsolicited lewd text messages. Speculation arose that something was amiss behind the scenes when the Fox News streaming service announced in May that Tyrus was getting his own show, "NUFFSAID," following his exit from "Un-PC" in April.

Tyrus (whose real name is George Murdoch) hasn't appeared on the semiweekly streaming show since April 12, but no official announcement was made about his exit. Tom Shillue has been co-hosting with McHenry ever since.

Sources close to the situation told The Daily Beast that Tyrus often exhibited explosive behavior on set, often making "politically incorrect jokes."

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WASHINGTON DC - AUGUST 30: Britt McHenry, a former ESPN reporter is making the transition to news on Fox and has a new show starting in October. She visits the Fox news set on August 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: ESPN sideline reporter Brittany McHenry works the pregame broadcast prior to the start of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Washington 20-17. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON DC - AUGUST 30: Britt McHenry, a former ESPN reporter is making the transition to news on Fox and has a new show starting in October. She visits the Fox news set on August 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: ESPN sideline reporter Brittany McHenry works the pregame broadcast prior to the start of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Washington 20-17. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 22: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry watches the action on the court before Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Licensing Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16: Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose poses for a photo with ESPN reporter Britt McHenry after an interview prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry laughs with colleagues on the sidelines before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots on September 20, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. New England defeats Buffalo 40-32. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Editor in chief and publisher of Capitol File Magazine Sarah Schaffer (L) and Britt McHenry attend Capitol File's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner after party presented by The Bipartisan Policy Center on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: Britt McHenry plays soccer during the 2011 Celebrity Soccer Challenge at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf on July 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: FILE, Britt McHenry, ABC7 weekend sports anchor, has fun in the candy apple Cadillac XTS 2013 (Cadillac was a sponsor and the car was being raffled off); there were also candy apple drinks and a candy bar, not to mention go-go dancers and models on pedestals, at Washington Life's 7th Annual Young and the Guest List party (YGL) held Monday December 17, 2012 at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. This is the magazines celebration of under-40 over-achievers in politics, media, business, diplomacy, public service, sports, philanthropy, and the arts. (Photo by Rebecca D'Angelo For the Washington Post)

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, ESPN television reporter Britt McHenry smiles before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets at Nationals Park in Washington. McHenry tells Marie Claire in an article published online Dec. 12, 2016, that stress over a viral video that showed her hurling personal insults toward a towing company clerk may have led to a condition that caused permanent eye damage. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is interviewed after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, right, in Baltimore. ESPN has suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said Thursday, April 16, that McHenry has been suspended for a week. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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"He's got a wild sense of humor, if we're being generous," one female Fox employee explained.

While McHenry, Tyrus and Fox News have all declined to comment on the matter, journalist Jeremy Barr privately reached out to Tyrus via Twitter and was shut down when he brought up his relationship with McHenry.

"No comment and don't message me again," Tyrus responded before blocking Barr on Twitter.

The Daily Beast pointed out that some of Tyrus' past on-air comments about sexual harassment in the workplace are particularly notable amid claims that he harassed McHenry during their time on "Un-PC" together.

The Fox News personality issued a warning to viewers of Dana Perino's daytime show not to text their coworkers unless they have a "strong relationship" with one another: "Something could go wrong. You could go from sending a message about lunch to sitting in HR," he said in April.

McHenry used to be a reporter for ESPN before being laid off in 2017. Her reported allegation is just the latest in a long list of sexual harassment allegations to come out of Fox News, where the late Roger Ailes was ousted as CEO after multiple women came forward with claims against him. Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was also famously accused of misconduct by multiple women before leaving the network.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Talk Show Host Bill O'Reilly is seen on October 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0263 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill O'Reilly and host Jimmy Fallon on May 14, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Author Bill O'Reilly attends the 'Killing Jesus' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (L-R) The cast of Nat Geo's 'Killing Jesus' Haaz Sleiman, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Leonidas, Alexis Rodney, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Joe Doyle, Chris Ryman and Kelsey Grammer pose with 'Killing Jesus' book author, Bill O'Reilly (C) at the red carpet event and world premiere of National Geographic Channel's 'Killing Jesus' at Alice Tully Hall on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for National Geographic Channel)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: 'Killing Jesus' book author, Bill O'Reilly attends the red carpet event and world premiere of National Geographic Channel's 'Killing Jesus' at Alice Tully Hall on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

TODAY -- Pictured: Bill O'Reilly appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 0142-- Pictured: (l-r) Bill O'Reilly during an interview with host Seth Meyers on December 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Bill O'Reilly (R) interviews Katie Couric during her visit to 'The O'Reilly Factor' at FOX Studios on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Rob Lowe talks to host Bill O'Reilly at Fox News' 'The O'Reilly Factor' at Fox News Studios on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28: Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's 'Killing Kennedy' World Premiere at The Newseum on October 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: TV personality Bill O'Reilly enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Television host Bill O'Reilly is seen exiting'Good Morning America' studios on May 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Bill O'Reilly, host of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, waits for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama during an event about Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative in the East Room at the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. As part of his 'Year of Action,' Obama announced a $200 million commitment from nine foundations to bolster the education and employment of young men and boys of color. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0170 -- Pictured: Author Bill O'Reilly on November 25, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: TV Personality Bill O'Reilly attends An Evening with Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera at 92nd Street Y on June 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly attend the game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2014 in New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: (L-R) TV Personalites Geraldo Rivera and Bill O'Reilly attend An Evening with Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera at 92nd Street Y on June 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)

TODAY -- Pictured: Bill O'Reilly appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Bill O'Reilly attends the 11th annual Giants of Broadcasting Honors at Gotham Hall on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

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Regis Philbin talks with Bill O'Reilly, of the O'Reilly Report, during the Court TV celebration of it's 10th anniversary at American Park inside Battery Park in New York City on July 18, 2001. photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect

Bill O'Reilly attends the benefit for Homeless Children on November 16, 1989 at Letizia Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4420 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill O'Reilly during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 1, 2013 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Bill O'Reilly appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

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