Fox News anchor Eric Bolling has been suspended pending an investigation into lewd messages he is accused of sending multiple female coworkers at Fox News and Fox Business Channel.
Recipients of the photos confirmed that they had in fact received them during a time period “several years ago” according to sources. The woman were all adamant that they did NOT ask for or solicit the messages, and that Eric Bolling sent them completely without their desire to see those lewd images.
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 they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.
An attorney for Bolling said he had no recollection of the messages and doesn’t believe he sent them.
“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,” his attorney said.
The allegations against Bolling follow a tumultuous year for Fox News.
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. Last year, former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes resigned after former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment. Since Ailes was forced out, multiple former and current Fox News hosts have accused him of harassment, including CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota. Last April, after a bombshell New York Times report revealed that Bill O’Reilly had quietly settled multiple sexual harassment suits, the network forced him out.
Source: thehill.com, perezhilton.com, huffingtonpost.com