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

Posted August 08, 2017

Fox News suspended studio host Eric Bolling on Saturday after HuffPost reported on his alleged history of sending dick pics to colleagues, but he doesn't seem too anxious.

The Huffington Post reported Friday that Bolling sent an unsolicited photo for male genitalia to at least three different colleagues.

Bolling himself tweeted Monday morning, "Overwhelmed by all the support I have received".

Bolling was a co-host of "The Five", Fox's weekday roundtable, and when "The Five" was moved to 9 p.m.in the spring, Bolling stayed out at 5 p.m.as the leader of a new show called "The Specialists".

Occidental College associate professor Caroline Heldman, who previously has levied sexual harassment accusations against former Fox host Bill O'Reilly and executive Woody Fraser, said in a late Saturday Facebook post that Mr. Bolling made sexually charged references to her on the air.

A liberal commentator who made hundreds of appearances on Fox and Fox Business from 2008-11, Ms. Heldman referred to "multiple experiences with Bolling that caused grave concern to my friends and family".

News of the suspension came one day after HuffPost published a story saying more than a dozen sources confirmed that Bolling had sent female colleagues an "unsolicited" photo of his genitals.

An attorney for Bolling, Michael J. Bowe, denied the allegations.

It's no secret that there has been trouble behind the scenes at the Fox News Channel. Another high-profile Fox News employee, Charles Payne of Fox Business Network, was suspended in July following harassment claims. "Thank you", Bolling wrote.

"Bolling would also contact me via phone and text after shows, sometimes to apologize for his behavior (and then do it again), and sometimes just to talk". Fox's full statement reads, "Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is now underway".

The allegations against Bolling are the latest sexual harassment claims against high-ranking employees of Fox News. He said he wanted to fly me out to NY for in-studio hits and to have 'fun.' He asked me to have meals with him on several occasions, but I found excuses not to go. And if it's Fox, am I to believe that there isn't this issue at MSNBC and CNN? 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. The network pulled the episode and replaced it with half an hour of live news coverage.

"We are investigating this matter and, all claims will be taken into account", a Fox News spokesman said in a statement to the press.