Fox News host Eric Bolling has been suspended by the network as it investigates allegations that he sent a “lewd photo” to two or more Fox employees, according to the Associated Press.
The AP’s report comes just a day after The Huffington Post reported that Bolling sent an “unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text” to at least two co-workers several years ago.
“The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair,” Bolling’s attorney Michael J. Bowe said in a statement. “We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible.”
“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,” Bowe added.
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.
Bolling is the best-known for being a host on The Specialists which was formerly The Five. He also hosts the weekend show Cashin’ In.
The latest revelations come in addition to a litany of sex scandals emanating from the network. Before his death in May of this year, Roger Ailes resigned his role as Fox News Chairman and CEO after former Fox host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment. Carlson’s accusations were followed by the firing of Bill O’Reilly who had settled multiple lawsuits alleging sexual harassment.
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