A new report out tonight says Fox News’ Eric Bolling allegedly sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia” to several female colleagues a few years ago.
Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current and former Fox colleagues, concluded the message was from him because they recognized his number from previous work-related and informal interactions. The messages were sent several years ago, on separate occasions.
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.
The reporting cites “14 sources in and out of Fox News and Fox Business, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
An attorney for the Fox News Specialists host, Michael Bowe, said in a statement to HuffPost, “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.”
Fox News says in a statement obtained by Mediaite, “We were just informed of this late Friday afternoon via a HuffPost inquiry and plan to investigate the matter.”
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