Aug 5, 2017

Fox News' Eric Bolling suspended for accusations of lewd texts

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Longtime Fox News host Eric Bolling is said to have sent unsolicited lewd photos to at least three female co-workers, per a Huffington Post report. The network says he's been suspended "pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway." Bolling's attorney says he "does not believe he sent any such communications."

Why it matters: This is the latest in a string of sexual harassment allegations at the network, most notably late Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes in 2016 and former Fox News primetime anchor Bill O'Reilly earlier this year — both of which were forced our of their roles due to the controversies. The drama has created a power shift within the Murdoch empire from Rupert Murdoch to his sons Lachlan and James who have been taking more aggressive steps to respond to sexual harassment complaints at the network.

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