Fox News star, NJ resident Eric Bolling responds to sex harassment charges

Eric Bolling Suspended From Fox News Pending Investigation ResultsMore

Eric Bolling Suspended From Fox News Pending Investigation ResultsMore

"Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is now underway", a Fox spokesperson said.

Bolling was suspended from Fox News amid allegations that he sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia several years ago to at least two colleagues at Fox Business Network and at least one colleague at Fox News, Mediaite reported on Saturday.

Fox News host Eric Bolling, who has for years made sexist remarks on air, has been suspended from the network pending an investigation into whether he sent "lewd photos" to female coworkers, according to CNN.

Bolling tweeted Monday morning saying he was "overwhelmed by all the support" he had received from fans and that he "look (s) forward to clearing my name asap".

Bolling, who now co-hosts "The Fox News Specialists", was pulled off his former show, "The Five", earlier this year when it moved to primetime because network executives wanted a familiar face in the 5 p.m. ET time slot.

Allegations of sexual harassment ended the Fox News careers of Roger Ailes, the chief executive, last year and host Bill O'Reilly in April this year.

Fox Business host Charles Payne is also now under suspension pending an investigation he sexually harassed a female political analyst who was a frequent guest on the network. In June, he signed a long-term deal with Fox News.

Bolling's lawyer, Michael J. Bowe, did not immediately return a request for comment on Heldman's accusations.

As more information on Bolling comes in, we will keep you updated.

It was the latest sexual harassment case to rock Fox News, America's most watched cable news channel and a favourite among United States conservatives. She also alleged that Bolling told her he wanted to fly her out to NY for "in-studio hits and to have 'fun'".

The women, who wish to remain anonymous, claimed they recognised Mr Bolling's number when they received the "deeply upsetting" images after meeting him at work.

Remarkably, Bolling is not the only Fox host that is sitting on the proverbial bench right now.

"Once, he took me up to his office in NY, showed me his baseball jerseys, and in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex", Heldman wrote.

I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017. While Bolling's suspension is in effect, rotating substitute hosts will be in place on The Specialists, as well as on Bolling's weekend segment, "Cashin' In". Still, it remains the most-watched network in cable news.

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