Per CNNMoney, Fox News host Eric Bolling has been suspended pending an investigation of allegations that he sent unsolicited lewd texts to co-workers. Bolling’s suspension came following a HuffPost article that claims over a dozen sources have confirmed that the host of the Fox News program “Cashin’ In” had texted an unsolicited picture of his genitals to female co-workers. Speaking on behalf of Bolling, his attorney said that he denies the claims, intends to fully cooperate with the investigation and hopes to return to work as soon as possible.
Bolling is not the first Fox News employee to face sexual harassment allegations. Almost a year ago, ex-Fox host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against former CEO Roger Ailes, claiming he fired her because she turned down his sexual advances. In addition, ex-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was fired after reports of sexual harassment allegations began mounting against him. Most recently, Charles Payne, a Fox Business host, was suspended last month pending an investigation of harassment allegations.
Should I Talk to a Lawyer If I’m Sexually Harassed at Work?
Absolutely. No one should have to endure sexual harassment and if your co-workers and/or bosses are harassing you, you need to report it and speak with an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible. In the following video, Los Angeles employment lawyer Brian Kesluk talks about what the process of filing a workplace sexual harassment claim is like and whether victims can lose their job as a result.