Lawyer warns Fox reporter accused of sexting against defamation suit
Yashar Ali, the freelance writer who published an article last week containing allegations of sexual harassment concerning Fox News personality Eric Bolling, has fired back after being hit with a $50 million defamation suit upon spurring the host’s suspension.
Patty Glaser, the writer’s attorney, responded to the lawsuit in a letter Friday urging Mr. Bolling to either dismiss the litigation immediately or risk being dragged over the coals under oath.
“Continuing litigation will only reveal that Mr. Bolling’s lawsuit was filed for public relations purposes and to retaliate against Mr. Ali for uncovering the truth,” Ms. Glaser wrote in a letter shared by his client’s Twitter account Friday evening.
“Mr. Ali conducted a thorough investigation and verified his information with 14 independent sources,” she wrote. “Truth is always a defense to defamation.”
In an article published by HuffPost on Aug. 4, Mr. Ali wrote that Mr. Bolling had sent an unsolicited photograph of male genitalia to at least three current or former Fox News colleagues. The network indefinitely suspended Mr. Bolling the following day pending the results of an internal probe, and the host sued Mr. Ali last week.