Longtime Fox News host Eric Bolling has been suspended amid allegations that he texted a lewd photo to multiple female colleagues in years past.
A Fox News spokesperson confirmed Saturday that his suspension is “pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.”
Law firm Paul Weiss, which has investigated complaints lodged against other high-profile network employees, is conducting the investigation, the spokesperson said.
The suspension comes a day after HuffPost reported that he sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.
HuffPost‘s reported cited 14 sources. The publication did not reveal the sources’ names, but said they are current and former Fox colleagues of Bolling’s who recognized the phone number to be his based on previous work-related and informal communications.
The messages were sent several years ago, on separate occasions, the women told HuffPost.
Four sources outside of the text message recipients confirmed to the online news outlet that they had seen the photo, while eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it and said they were upset and offended by it.
One recipient said she texted Bolling to never send such a photo again, and said that he didn’t respond.
SOURCE: ELIZABETH CHUCK and KURT CHIRBAS