BREAKING: Fox Suspends Eric Bolling Following Accusations He Sent Lewd Text Messages to Female Colleagues
Fox News anchor Eric Bolling is suspended and investigation is pending, following accusations that he sent lewd text messages to multiple coworkers at Fox News.
A Fox spokesperson confirmed Bolling’s suspension Saturday afternoon in a statement:
“Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.”
A “dozen sources” allegedly told Huffington Post that Bolling sent photos of male genitalia in text message form to “at least two colleagues”.
Allegedly the women did not solicit the messages and then told colleagues they were “deeply upsetting and offensive”. One of the women who received Bolling’s texts claims she responded telling him to never send her those types of photos again – he did not respond.
The women, who are Bolling’s current and former Fox colleagues, concluded the message was from him because they recognized his number from previous work-related and informal interactions. The messages were sent several years ago, on separate occasions.
When asked whether Bolling at any point had sent unsolicited lewd or inappropriate text messages or emails (including an image of a man’s genitalia) to Fox News or Fox Business colleagues, his attorney Michael J. Bowe responded, “Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications, and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made.”
Bolling’s lawyer commented:
“Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made.”
Breaking: Per Fox News Spokesperson, Eric Bolling has been suspended. An investigation will be conducted by law firm Paul Weiss. https://t.co/CvQmYzfU4O
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 5, 2017