Earlier this week, reports began to surface alleging salacious and harassing behavior by Fox News host Eric Bolling, a rising star in conservative media.
Incidents involving Bolling were widely seen as symptomatic of Fox's culture of misogyny and abusive attitudes toward women. Now, Bolling is firing back at the reporter who broke the story of the accusations with a $50 million lawsuit.
Bolling was suspended following the publication of accusations by HuffPost. He quickly sued the writer, Yashar Ali, for the article in question, according to Jezebel. Ali had sited fourteen anonymous sources in his article.
According to the lawsuit, Bolling is seeking damages and injunctive relief from Ali’s alleged efforts at slander through “intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements.” (Only Ali is named in the suit, not HuffPost.)
HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief, Lydia Polgreen, tweeted the following statement on the matter:
“Yashar Ali is a careful and meticulous reporter. We stand by his reporting," added HuffPost in a statement.
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