Fox News and Britt McHenry, a former television employee who joined the cable news agency after a stint at ESPN, split after reaching an agreement in a lengthy harassment lawsuit, according to the network.
“While Fox News is confident it will win the lawsuit, we are pleased that we were able to resolve this matter without further litigation,” the network said in a statement.
McHenry filed a lawsuit against Fox News in late 2019, alleging she was denied opportunities at the company after it was reported that she had been sexually harassed by her former co-employer, George Murdoch, who is also known as Tyrus. He continues to work for Fox News.
McHenry’s lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, asks for a jury trial as well as damages of more than $75,000.
The problem is that McHenry claims that Murdoch sent her harassing messages. The two were assigned to work together on a show called “Un-PC” produced for Fox Nation, the company’s video streaming service. In the lawsuit, McHenry alleges that her professional career was affected during her time at Fox News, and that she was ignored by senior executives; excluded from programming opportunities and events; and didn’t get as much promotion as some of her peers. McHenry also detailed multiple instances of Murdoch sending her inappropriate texts and acting with her in a threatening manner.
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/britt-mchenry-fox-news-legal-settlement-1235023245/ | Britt McHenry, Fox News settle harassment lawsuit