Eric Bolling responds to sexual harassment allegations and Fox News suspension

Nick Sanchez
Августа 8, 2017

"Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is now underway", Fox News said in an emailed statement.

As Radar reported, Bolling, 54, was suspended last week from his co-hosting role on The Specialists for allegedly sending photos of his genitals to various female colleagues.

A host on United States cable network Fox News has been suspended during an investigation into allegations that he texted unsolicited lewd images to women co-workers, the company said. The probe is being conducted by Paul Weiss, the same law firm that looked into allegations of sexual harassment against former Fox chairman Roger Ailes and former host Bill O'Reilly, Fox told TPM on Saturday.

Huff Post said they had spoken to 14 sources linked to Fox News and Fox Business to verify the story, but all of them wanted to remain anonymous because they either work at the network or are at risk of breaching confidentiality agreements.

The suspension is the latest in a string of sexual harassment complaints against personalities who appear on Fox News and Fox Business.

An attorney for Bolling, Michael J. Bowe, denied the allegations. "Thank you", Bolling wrote, according to Variety. The network did not immediately return request for comment on the new allegations against Bolling.

"Bolling would also contact me via phone and text after shows, sometimes to apologize for his behavior (and then do it again), and sometimes just to talk". She also alleged that Bolling told her he wanted to fly her out to NY for "in-studio hits and to have 'fun'".

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I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017.

"Once, he took me up to his office in NY, showed me his baseball jerseys, and in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex", Ms. Heldman said.

Bolling is a co-host of "The Specialists", a panel program that airs every weekday at 5 p.m.

When asked in a June story for NJ Advance Media about the corporate culture at Fox News possibly being unkind to women, Bolling said he could not speak to those claims.

His Fox contract was extended in June, ending rumours that he would join the Trump administration as commerce secretary or as a senior adviser.

The backlash came down so hard on O'Reilly that Fox News was forced to pull the plug and fire one of their most popular names over the last two decades.

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