Fox’s Bolling sues over lewd-texts story
Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the Huffington Post contributor behind a story saying that Mr. Bolling sent lewd text messages to female colleagues several years ago.
Mr. Bolling filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan accusing contributing writer Yashar Ali of making misleading statements about the Fox News host’s conduct and character.
Mr. Ali’s story last Friday cited 14 anonymous sources corroborating claims that Mr. Bolling sent at least two female colleagues an “unsolicited” photo of his genitals. Mr. Bolling, co-host of “Fox News Specialists,” was subsequently suspended “pending the results of an investigation.”
“This anonymously sourced and uncorroborated story is false, defamatory, and obviously intended to destroy this good man’s career and family,” Mr. Bolling’s lawyer, Michael J. Bowe, said in a statement.
Mr. Ali and the Post are standing by the story.