Fox News host Eric Bolling has been suspended after being accused of sending an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to at least three female co-workers years ago via text message, according to a report that was published Friday.
A Fox spokesperson released the following statement: “Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.”
The channel taped one of Bolling’s shows Cashin In’ on Friday morning, but the episode was pulled at the last minute once the allegations surfaced.
Citing 14 sources, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity, The Huffington Post reported that two female colleagues at Fox Business and one at Fox News received the lewd message from Bolling.
The women who received the photos concluded they were delivered by Bolling. They claim they recognized his phone number from previous correspondence, according to the The Huffington Post report.
According to The Huffington Post, one recipient of the message replied to Bolling via text and instructed him to stop sending her such photos. The Specialists co-host and ex-commodities trader did not respond to her message, The Huffington Post added.
Bolling, who is a former commodities trader, has emerged as one of Fox News’ biggest stars since the 2016 election.
The avid Trump supporter started his TV career at CNBC, the financial network which competes with Fox Business.
Bolling made the move over to Fox in 2008 where he appeared on both Fox Business and Fox News. Currently, he hosts “Fox News Specialists” at 5pm on the Fox News Channel, and “Cashin’ In” on Fox Business Network.
Before Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News in connection to sexual harassment claims made against him, Bolling would often fill in as a guest host.
Bolling also served as the host of THE FIVE before it was moved to primetime. His spot was replaced by Jesse Watters.
Eric Bolling recently said he would be interested in running for the Senate when his career in broadcasting is complete.
Late Friday evening, Eric Bolling’s attorney told Breitbart News that the story is untrue and based entirely on nameless sources.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 5, 2017
Eric Bolling with his wife…
Bolling stated the left wing Huffington Post thin and anonymously sourced hit piece against him are false. pic.twitter.com/5q9CJPNEMv
— Funkytown (@hotfunkytown) August 5, 2017
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