Fox's Bolling Suspended While Being Investigated For Harassment

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Heldman also suggested in her Facebook post that the lawyers investigating the sexual harassment claims leveled against Bolling should speak to the makeup artists at Fox News.

"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.

Fox Business host Charles Payne is also now under suspension pending an investigation he sexually harassed a female political analyst who was a frequent guest on the network.

The controversy began on August 4, when The Huffington Post reported on allegations from two Fox Business colleagues and one Fox News colleague that he sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to them.

A host on Fox Business, Charles Payne, was suspended last month amid a harassment investigation.

Top-rated host Bill O'Reilly was forced out of the network in April after The New York Times reported that he paid $13 million to five different women who accused him of sexual harassment. "Thank you", Bolling wrote, according to Variety.

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The network has faced a variety of accusations and lawsuits since the Ailes scandal initially surfaced but remains the most-watched network in cable news. "I look forward to clearing my name asap".

The news anchor was suspended from the network "pending the results of an investigation, which is now underway", a Fox spokesperson told TheWrap on Saturday.

In July 2016 the channel's chairman and CEO Roger Ailes resigned when former host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. The pages now list his co-hosts, Kat Timpf and Eboni Williams. The program airs at 5 p.m. on Fox News. "I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017".

Just as it was announced Boothe would be filling the seat, Bolling's official Twitter account as a "Fox News Specialists" co-host was deactivated Monday. "We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible". O'Reilly consistently denied the allegations, but was eventually fired from the network.

All of these cases have provoked uncomfortable questions about Fox's corporate culture and about whether management tolerated improper behavior for many years.

A version of this story first appeared in our nightly "Reliable Sources" newsletter.

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