Fox News has suspended Eric Bolling following the report last night about allegations he send lewd photos to female colleagues.
Mediaite received the following statement from Fox News:
Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.
The Fox News host is facing allegations laid out in a Huffington Post report from last night that he sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia” to female colleagues. The reporting cites “14 sources in and out of Fox News and Fox Business” and contains the following details:
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.
Fox News said in a statement yesterday they plan to investigate the matter, and the investigation is being conducted by the law firm Paul, Weiss.
Bolling’s Saturday morning program Cashin’ In was taped in advance, but did not air this morning and was replaced by a half-hour of America’s News HQ instead.
Guest hosts will fill in for Bolling on Fox News Specialists and on Cashin’ In during his suspension.
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