Fox News has recently been plagued with a bevy of complaints pertaining to the network's pervasive culture of sexual harassment. The latest incident in this string of stories pertains to Fox personality Eric Bolling, who now stands accused of sending lewd text messages.
The female colleagues who received the message say the illicit communications occurred several years ago. Recipients recognized his number from previous work-related interactions. One of the women asked to never be sent another image of that kind again, to which she received no response. Several other Fox News employees confirmed they had seen the images as well.
“We were just informed of this and plan to investigate the matter," Fox News said in a statement on Friday.
“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," added Bolling's attorney, Michael J. Bowe.
HuffPost notes that Bolling has been seen as a rising star at Fox due to his close relationship with President Trump, who he often aggresively defends on camera.
“When the lights go down on my TV career, the next step is running for Senate," Bolling has previously stated.
On Saturday, Jezebel received the following update on the situation: “Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway," per a Fox News spokesperson.
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