Fox Nation personality Britt McHenry is not satisfied with Fox News' response to her sexual harassment allegations against her former cohost Tyrus and she has now filed a sexual harassment complaint with New York State's Division of Human Rights.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
"As we previously said, this matter was immediately and thoroughly investigated by an outside law firm charged with providing independent factual findings and recommendations for action based on the evidence," the network said in a statement. "All protocols were followed; the recommendations we received were appropriate and promptly implemented. Since then, we voluntarily engaged a second outside investigator to look at any additional evidence presented, and to review the first investigator’s findings/recommendations in light of any evidence. Again, all protocols were followed and the second set of recommendations fully affirmed the first set."
"As a result of the Respondents' sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, I have experienced tremendous anxiety, anguish, humiliation, and emotional distress," McHenry wrote in the complaint. "I have seen a therapist and have experienced stress-induced sickness, such as severe migraines. I have become physically ill repeatedly before going to work at Fox in New York. My professional success and career have suffered immeasurably as a result of Fox's misconduct."
The Hollywood Reporter notes that McHenry has also accused Fox Nation executive producer Jennifer Rauchet, Fox Nation boss John Finley and human resources executive Monica Mekeel of discrimination. Jennifer Rauchet is also known as Mrs. Pete Hegseth (the third).
Late last month, Fox News host Shannon Bream insisted there has been a “massive change' at Fox since the sexual harassment scandals and pushed back against Ronan Farrow's claim that “multiple women” have told him that problems remain at the network.
Apparently, Farrow was right. Again.
(Tyrus image via screen grab)
In fairness it isn’t just Fox. I’m sick of the culture of sexual harassment America is trying to exorcise. Still, it’s hard to be sympathetic with any woman who goes to work at Fox News for the simple reason the evidence the place remains a Neanderthal sewer is so obvious. It’s like a woman going to work at a strip club and complaining men leer at her.
Post-Ailes female hosts still all wear the same form-fitting short dresses for the upskirt camera shots. Watch them tug uncomfortably pulling them down. The on-screen talent tends to be Barbies. Chesty bleached blondes and big hair brunettes in push-up bras. Fox is clearly still run in the nasty tradition of ancient lech and right-wing propagandist Roger Ailes.
Want more proof?
Look at all the talent running for the doors at Fox – both male and female. All indications are Fox’s Ailes era right-wing propaganda mandate has not abated but gotten worse. Trump TV’s sycophancy is reaching new highs.
Regarding sex discrimination, isn’t that the heart of Herridge’s complaints leading to her departure? While I can’t stand her as a reporter, pity her plight. She wants to be an anchor but no amount of plastic surgery will give her the required Marilyn Monroe body type.
He’s just behaving how Fox believes blah people should behave, right?