UPDATE 8:18 PM: Former Fox contributor Caroline Heldman wrote a lengthy and detailed post on Facebook about how Bolling allegedly sexually harassed her. She writes, “[Bolling] said he wanted to fly me out to New York 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.” She adds “Once, he took me up to his office in New York, 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.”
Heldman also goes on to say that “Bolling was one of three men from whom I experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination (the others being Bill O’Reilly and Woody Fraser).”
Read the post in its entirety below.
A Fox News spokesperson released the following statement: “Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.”
The Bolling-hosted Fox Business Network program Cashin’ In taped yesterday morning for air today was pulled last night after FNC became aware of the allegations in a Huffington Post story that Bolling had texted unsolicited photos of male genitalia to three female colleagues. Cashin’ In was replaced today by a live half-hour of news.
The network will use a rotation of substitute hosts in Bolling’s place on The Specialists (weekdays, 5 p.m.) and Cashin’ In (Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.).
Law firm Paul, Weiss is conducting the Fox News investigation.
Yesterday’s Huffington Post article said Bolling sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to two female colleagues at Fox Business News and one female colleague at Fox News. HuffPost wrote that a dozen sources backed up the allegations, and has not revealed the names of the three women.
Bolling’s attorney Michael J. Bowe was quoted in the piece 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.” Later, in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Bowe said, “The story is based on anonymous sources and not true. No such unsolicited communications occurred.”
Bolling, a former commodities trader, joined Fox Business Network in 2008, and has co-hosted Fox News’ The Five and, since May, The Fox News Specialists. He’s been hosting Cashin’ In since 2013.
The suspension comes after a good summer, book-wise, for author Bolling. His The Swamp (subtitled Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It) debuted in June on bestseller lists and earned a re-tweet from President Donald Trump (which brought a June 27 tweeted thank-you from Bolling).
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