Fox News suspends host Eric Bolling after report of lewd text messages


Fox News suspends host Eric Bolling after report of lewd text messages

The law firm of Paul Weiss is conducting the investigation and rotating substitute hosts will fill in for Bolling on The Specialists and Cashin' In, according to Fox News.

But Bolling has reportedly been suspended from his job at Fox News.

Bolling's contract was extended in June, with Fox News co-president Suzanne Scott saying: "Eric has cultivated a strong fan base and has become a staple to the Fox News brand".

Bolling is accused of texting unsolicited photos of his genitals to two Fox Business Network employees and another at Fox News a few years back, Huff Post reported Friday night. She reached out to him requesting him to stop sending her such pictures.

One of them said she replied to the married father-of-one and told him to never send her photos again, but he didn't respond.

At least ten sources supported the women's claims that several years ago they received the image from Bolling. HuffPost wrote that a dozen sources backed up the allegations, and has not revealed the names of the three women.

A lawyer for Bolling told the Huffington Post that his client "recalls no such inappropriate communications" and "does not believe he sent any such communications" when asked about the alleged texts.

Over the past year, the network has been rocked by multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault by Fox News and Fox Business executives and on-air talent.

As a result of the story, though, Fox News launched an investigation into the matter. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on Fox News shows such as "O'Reilly Factor", "Fox & Friends" and "Hannity".

Also, former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros is suing Irena Briganti, the Senior Vice President at the network, for allegedly orchestrating a plot to force former colleague Nomiki Konst to send a negative tweet about Tantaros, in order to draw attention away from her upcoming sexual harassment lawsuit.

Mr Bolling once likening a bombing campaign against Isis to having "boobs on the ground" because it was lead by the United Arab Emirate's first female fighter pilot.

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