Fox News' Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Sexting Investigation

Fox News has suspended Eric Bolling, pending an investigation into sexting allegations.

As first reported by The Huffington Post on Friday, Bolling was accused of sending unsolicited pictures of male genitalia to at least two Fox News employees and one Fox Business Network staffer. Their identities have not been disclosed, but the accusations are reportedly being made by both current and former colleagues.

The three women were among 14 unnamed sources to come forward as part of HuffPo‘s investigation. One of the women allegedly texted Bolling back (to no response) and asked that he never send her obscene photos again.

Fox News has hired attorney Paul Weiss to oversee its own investigation. On Saturday, the network put out the following statement:

Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.

On Friday, Bolling released the following statement through his lawyer, Michael J. Bowe:

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.

The accusations against Bolling come less than four months after Fox News staple Bill O’Reilly was let go following a myriad of sexual harassment lawsuits. His exit followed the July 2016 resignation of chairman Roger Ailes, who was accused of sexual harassment by former Fox and Friends anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Bolling has been with Fox News since 2007, where in addition to his duties as a co-host on The Fox News Specialists, he also serves as the host on Cashin’ In. His contract was just renewed in June. Prior to his employment at the conservative news network, Bolling worked at CNBC where he helped develop Fast Money.

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44 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    IM SHOCKED

    Said no one.

  2. Joey says:

    Things like “does not recall” aren’t very much of a denial.

    • ScottJ says:

      If he didn’t have any pictures like that then he would have said so. So its basically an admission that he did have.

  3. Douglas from Brazil says:

    What happens in that network that there are always a sex related issue?

  4. Coop says:

    Bolling is right below Hannity on the suck-o-meter. Hopefully this gets him booted. Addition by subtraction for Fox News.

  5. J.Norman says:

    I don’t know if Bolling is guilty or not of these accusations.

    I do know that liberal outlets such as the Huffington Post and others are more than willing to print such allegations based upon unnamed, anonymous sources from years ago.

    If they prove unfounded they (Huffington) will print a small retraction of page 15 of the paper and the mainstream will say nothing.

    • Jimmy says:

      And conservative “outlets” never do things like that, right? I mean Sean Hannity try to turn the tragic death of Seth Rich into some great conspiracy just to delfect attention from Trump and Russiagate. Sean Hannity has yet to apologize to Rich’s family for turning the loss of their son into fake news fodder. Get over yourself.

    • The Corrector says:

      Notwithstanding your professed “knowledge” of the subject, Huffington Post is not a “paper,” it is a news and comment website. It has no numbered “pages.”

    • Nikki says:

      J. Norman, I agree with you and don’t you think, something stinks with this story. One of the so called females, so I read is one of the ones who accused O’REILLY. I’m a female and there are some females who love to ruin a mans life. One female who TWO MALES SENT HER SEXIST PICTURES??? She needs to get a life.

  6. Mike says:

    Watch, six more people get caught up in scandals in the next twelve months at Fox News. Biggest hypocrites ever.

  7. Is there anyone who isn’t trash on FOX NEWS ???

  8. Alexis Davis says:

    I’m not a Fox viewer but believe this should be left to he courts and those involved.

  9. That’s what happens when one cries poor me and wins lawsuit, then they all cry sexual harassment! Take note these are the same females that fight and demand to be in the male athletes LOCKER ROOMS when they are trying to shower and change? EFFING BS HYPOCRITES! Male athletes need to start filing SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS!

    • Jeremy says:

      You’re acknowledging the behavior exists at Fox News but blaming the women for complaining about it? I seriously hope you don’t work with women.

  10. Nemo says:

    I love how TVLine breathlessly reports any perceived “scandal” about Fox News while completely ignoring the myriad problems at CNN.

    • Daniel says:

      right?!

    • Joe says:

      But isn’t CNN “fake news”? If so, then why would you care about what happens there?

    • Angela says:

      Um, actually, this site has had articles about people being let go from CNN, or the controversies surrounding them. Type “CNN” into the search bar at the top of this website and you’ll see there’s a few articles right off the bat that touch on those issues
      .
      But please, do go on believing there’s a bias here.

      • Nemo says:

        They made a couple obligatory firing posts. If those people hadn’t been fired, would TVLine have bothered? Considering they said nothing about the Kathy Griffin fiasco until her termination, I somehow doubt it. Let’s be real: the writers on this site are liberal, and like the rest of the liberal media, they constantly push their agenda.

    • Jeremy says:

      The good old “yeah, that’s bad but look over there!” argument. I keep hearing that with every new Trump scandal too. It means people can’t defend against the accusations.

  11. bill says:

    he doesnt recall,i dont recall my last bowel movement but i know it happened

  12. Nancy says:

    His phone was hacked

  13. 83lz1871 says:

    let’s not forget that democrat libs like bill clinton and anthony weiner are also perverts of the nth degree. seattle mayor ed murray (D) has his hands full with sex abuse accusations.

    • Mary says:

      Umm I don’t think anybody forgot about those because If my memory serves me there was countless coverage, AT FOX, regarding it. Typical response from hypocrites who try to defend the predators network, divert to others. If you insist on playing that game, you forgot Chris Lee (R), Vance McAllister (R), the TRUMP (R) and the list goes on. Maybe you should stick with the story on hand and try to defend the predator network.

  14. MMD says:

    If you don’t want your naked bits out in the world for everyone to see, don’t take pictures of them on your phone. When will these people ever learn?

  15. thinkman says:

    “Mr. Bolling RECALLS NO SUCH inappropriate communications” Saddest excuse ever! Perhaps he needs to retire if his dementia has reached such a point. Perhaps Fox News should just shut down its toxic news division, and concentrate on what they do well – prime time TV series.

  16. “Mr. Bolling RECALLS NO SUCH inappropriate communications” Saddest excuse ever! Perhaps he needs to retire if his dementia has reached such a point. Perhaps Fox News should just shut down its toxic news division, and concentrate on what they do well – prime time TV series.

  17. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    Another one gone from the pervert’s network. Majority of public sex scandals seem to involve the holier-than-thou far right (yes, I know, Anthony Weiner, that’s why I said “majority”).

  18. Hiram Brillstein says:

    Doesn’t it strike anyone that this happened “years ago,” sources unidentified, but 14 sources are involved. Since taking down Fox Network is an avowed goal by leftists, why would this happen now? Stinks to high heaven, but so many here are ready to lynch without any confirmation. No shame in people now.

    • Mary says:

      Is there a statue of limitation on predator behavior? Considering the practice of hiding and covering for these guys have been going on for years it doesn’t matter when it happen but that it did. Yes do you have no shame blaming the leftist for these guys behavior. It stinks to high heaven that people like you exist. I bet you still think O’Reilly and Ailes were innocent.

  19. Mark Smith says:

    This is driven by Soros-backed idiots. They’re trying to take them down, one at a time.