Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid harassment claims

Fox News host Eric Bolling was suspended Saturday following a report that he sent illicit photos of himself to female colleagues, the network confirmed in a statement.

Bolling is accused of texting unsolicited photos of his genitals to two Fox Business Network employees and another Fox News staffer several years ago, HuffPost reported Friday night.

“Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” Fox News said in a statement.

The female employees could tell it was Bolling in the photos because of the phone number they came from, HuffPost reported, citing more than a dozen sources.

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Bolling was suspended a day after the report ran.

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Bolling, who joined Fox News in 2008 from CNBC, hosts “Cashin’ In,” a business show that runs Saturday mornings at 11:30.

This week’s episode was taped as usual, but Fox News decided to scrub it after the Huff Post story.

“Cashin’ In” was replaced with America’s News HQ on Saturday.

Bolling also co-hosts “The Specialists” with Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams, which runs on weeknights.

Fox host accused of texting lewd images to colleagues: report

Fox News will use a rotation of of hosts for both “The Specialists” and “Cashin’ In,” the network spokesperson said.

Law firm Paul Weiss will conduct the probe, a Fox News spokesperson said.

The law firm handled the investigation harassment allegations into longtime anchor Bill O’Reilly, who left the network in April, along with several other recent incidents.

Bolling’s lawyer, speaking to Huff Post, denied the allegations, saying his client didn’t send such messages.

He gained notoriety in 2014 for getting into a heated Twitter exchange with disgraced New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who was embroiled in several scandals for sending sexually explicit photos of himself.

Bolling referred to Weiner in May 2017 as a “sick human being” after the former lawmaker pleaded guilty to sending illicit messages to an underage girl.

While the incidents are only accusations at this point, Bolling is the latest Fox personality to be dogged by sexual harassment claims.

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O’Reilly left the network in April after mounting pressure for him to be fired.

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Bill O’Reilly

Longtime Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly was pushed out in April after reports he and the network quietly settled multiple lawsuits in the past few years.

Multiple women sued the “O’Reilly Factor” host, claiming he’d sexually harassed them.

O’Reilly, the network’s ratings rainmaker, took what he said was a scheduled vacation, but never returned amid growing pressure to fire him.

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Shine was mentioned in multiple lawsuits against the network. 

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Bill Shine

Bill Shine, the network’s co-president, left Fox News in May after accusations of fostering a culture of misdeeds at the network.

He’d been named in several lawsuits against the company, and his departure came within weeks of O’Reilly’s.

But Shine might not be out of the job for long. He’s been floated as a possible replacement for recently fired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

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Ailes left Fox News in July 2016, with a reported $ 40 million golden parachute.

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Roger Ailes

Founding CEO Roger Ailes left the network in July 2016 after he too was accused of sexual harassment by several women at the company. Megyn Kelly, who left Fox News in December, was among those to accuse Ailes.

Ailes, a longtime political player who died in May, reportedly left Fox News with a $ 40 million golden parachute.

Payne was suspended in July following a harassment lawsuit.

Payne was suspended in July following a harassment lawsuit.

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Charles Payne

Most recently Charles Payne, who hosts “Making Money” on Fox Business News, was suspended in July for similar accusations.

Payne reportedly had an affair with a political analyst.

She accused the network of firing her when the relationship ended.

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