An update on sexual assault allegations levied against former WWE Superstar Brodus Clay.
Back in June of 2019, reports surfaced that FOX News’ Britt McHenry accused former WWE and IMPACT Wrestling star George Murdoch, known as Brodus Clay in WWE and Tyrus outside of WWE, of sexual harassment. It was later confirmed that these accusations led FOX to remove Murdoch from the show that he co-hosted with McHenry called “Un PC.” FOX moved Murdoch onto his own show called ‘Nuff Said,” both of these shows can be seen on their streaming platform, FOX Nation.
Court documents show text messages from Murdoch including one from November 5th, 2018, that reads: “Dick pics coming in 5 sec!!!!” A new court ruling states that U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer rejected claims from the former wrestler that text messages in question were not sexual advances.
“His communications, as pled, are readily construed to reflect sexual advances and propositions, albeit unusually crude and clumsy ones, towards her,” Engelmayer wrote.
When reports of these allegations first broke last year, FOX News sent the following to Fightful.
"While we are not at liberty to discuss the details of any employee matter, we follow strict protocols when matters such as these are brought to our attention, and we make no exceptions. The process works because of the extensive systems and measures we have instituted. This situation was independently investigated and we consider the matter resolved. We respect the confidentiality of all involved.”
While the ruling does state that McHenry's allegations against FOX Corporation have been dismissed, Fox News has yet to file a motion to dismiss.
In a statement made to Law&Crime, Arick Fudali Britt McHenry's representation stated that this is a victory and a milestone in her pursuit of Justice.
“This is a victory for Ms. McHenry and a milestone in her pursuit of justice. We look forward to now having the opportunity to prove our claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against Fox News, Mr. Murdoch, and Ms. Rauchet in court.”
You can see the entire 48-page ruling at this link.