The Fox News Channel, hit with another sexual harassment scandal, suspended one of its rising stars over the weekend. Eric Bolling was suspended “pending the results of an investigation,” the network said in a statement Saturday.
Bolling responded with a tweet this morning saying: “Overwhelmed by all the support I have received. Thank you … I look forward to clearing my name asap”
Bolling is a co-host on “The Fox News Specialists” and also hosts “Cashin’ In” on Saturdays. CNN notes that “Cashin’ In” did not air Saturday.
Lisa Boothe was to begin filling in today for Bolling on “Specialists.”
The latest harassment scandal for Fox News comes after reports surfaced that Bolling sent lewd photos to three female colleagues in text messages, The New York Times reports.
“Fox News learned about the allegations against Mr. Bolling after an inquiry from HuffPost, the network said in an emailed statement,” The Times reports. “In an article published Friday night, HuffPost cited a dozen anonymous sources who said Mr. Bolling ‘sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.’”
The report alleges the messages were sent several years ago and on several occasions.
Michael J. Bowe, a lawyer representing Bolling, is quoted saying: “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.”