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News said it has suspended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-afternoon news program The Fox News Specialists, while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers. Word of the suspension came Saturday, a day after a HuffPost report relying on anonymous sources stated that Bolling had sent a lewd photo to at least three female colleagues at Fox News and Fox Business Network. “Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” Fox News said in a statement. An attorney for Bolling, Michael Bowe, denied the allegations. “The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair,” Bowe wrote in an email Saturday. “We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible.” Bolling is the best-known personality on The Fox News Specialists, a program that airs on weekdays. A vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, Bolling wrote a March oped accusing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and establishment Republicans of betraying the president with their version of a plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. The suspension is the latest in a string of sexual harassment complaints against personalities who appear on Fox News and Fox Business. In July, Fox Business host Charles Payne was suspended after the Los Angeles Times reported, based on anonymous sources, that he had harassed a female political analyst. Payne remains suspended while an investigation into the allegations continues.
■ Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood revealed that he feared the worst after being diagnosed with lung cancer in May. The 70-year-old guitarist said he thought it might be “time to say goodbye” after a doctor performing routine tests offered the news that he “had this supernova burning away on my left lung.” The musician said he just told the doctor to get it out of him. Wood told The Mail on Sunday newspaper that he had decided not to have chemotherapy if the cancer had spread. He said he decided that “I wasn’t going to lose my hair. This hair wasn’t going anywhere.” Wood thanked doctors in May after they treated a small lesion in his lung. He will now undergo checks every three months.