Fox News' Eric Bolling Seeking $50M In Damages Over Lewd Text Story

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Huffington Post reporter Yashar Ali revealed on his official Twitter account Wednesday that Fox News' Eric Bolling was slapping him with an enormous lawsuit.

Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Bolling tweeted Wednesday: "I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks!"

Fox said in a statement on Saturday that it had suspended Bolling from the network "pending the results of an investigation, which is now underway".

In the same article, Ali mentioned that Bolling had criticized NY congressman Anthony Weiner for his own involvement in a "sexting" controversy.

HuffPost issued a statement in response to the summons: "Yashar Ali is a careful and meticulous reporter".

His attorney Michael Bowe told on Monday: 'Mr.

Less than 24 hours after the accusations, Fox News announced it suspended Bolling indefinitely, saying it's investigating the matter.

Ali's article, based on anonymous sources inside and outside Fox News and Fox Business, said that Bolling had several years ago sent messages with photos of male genitalia to at least three of his colleagues who had not solicited such messages.

Bolling has made some off-color remarks during his time at the network, including a report about the first woman fighter pilot from the United Arab Emirates who led a bombing of Islamic State group.

"We stand by his reporting", HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen tweeted.

Ali also noted that HuffPost isn't named in the suit. The network is also looking into a separate claim by frequent Fox News guest Caroline Heldman that Bolling sexually harassed her. Paul Weiss, the same law firm that conducted the investigation into former primetime host Bill O'Reilly and former Fox chairman Roger Ailes, is leading the probe. That happened "to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News", the article said.

Onetime host Gretchen Carlson sent shock waves throughout the media in July 2016 with a suit against the network and Ailes alleging she was terminated for "refusing Ailes' sexual advances". The Los Angeles Times, citing anonymous sources, reported that the unidentified woman told Fox's outside lawyers that she was coerced into a sexual relationship with him, then blackballed from the network when she tried to end it. Payne has denied wrongdoing.

'My only surprise is that it took this long for people to come forward about Bolling's behavior, which has been wildly inappropriate for years, ' she wrote.