The Huffington Post (HuffPost) reported Friday that Fox News host Eric Bolling allegedly sent a photo of male genitalia to multiple female co-workers via text message.
HuffPost claims the recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to them. The women were not named in the article, but two are said to be from Fox Business Network, and the other from Fox News Channel.
“The women did not solicit the messages, which they told colleagues were deeply upsetting and offensive. One of the recipients said that when she replied to Bolling via text, telling him never to send her such photos again, he did not respond. Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.
For this story, HuffPost spoke to 14 sources in and out of Fox News and Fox Business, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity either because they currently work at the networks and aren’t allowed to speak to members of the press without prior authorization or because they have confidentiality agreements with Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox.”
According to the report, the women claim the message is from Bolling because they recognized his phone number from previous work-related and informal interactions. The messages were sent several years ago.
Fox News has confirmed they’ve been informed of the matter and are looking into the accusations.
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.
UPDATE: Late Friday evening, Eric Bolling’s attorney told Breitbart News that the story is untrue and based entirely on nameless sources.
Reporter Mathew Boyle, wrote: “Bolling’s attorney firmly denied the allegations in his exclusive statement to Breitbart News and called the Huffington Post story “not true.”
“The story is based on anonymous sources and not true,” Bolling’s attorney Michael Bowe told Breitbart News exclusively on Friday night. “No such unsolicited communications occurred.”
Bowe is Bolling’s counsel and is an attorney with Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP law firm in New York City.
According to Breitbart, the attorney first made the following statement to HuffPost: “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.”
UPDATE: On Sunday, Fox News announced they had suspended Eric Bolling while they investigated the accusations.
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