First came Huffington Post freelance writer Yashar Ali’s report that Fox’s Eric Bolling inappropriately sexted several colleagues. Then came Bolling’s suspension and Fox News’ investigation into allegations raised in Ali’s story. Bolling denied all allegations, promised pursuit of “legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made” and followed with a defamation suit. Now Ali is fighting back, demanding Bolling drop the lawsuit and discontinue his harassment. “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,” writes Ali’s lawyer.Hollywood Reporter
August 9, 2017: Summons Issued by Fox News Anchor Eric Bolling to HuffPo’s Yashar Ali in Defamation Suit
Lawyers for Fox’s Eric Bolling issued a summons to Ali in New York State Supreme Court which states, “The nature of this action is for damages and injunctive relief based on defamation arising from the defendant’s efforts to injure the plaintiff’s reputation through the intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s conduct and character.”Politico
August 7, 2017: More Bad News at Fox – But Do Viewers Mind?
The recent allegations against Eric Bolling for bad behavior at Fox News follow a recent spate of problems at the network. The Washington Post details the long list including the dismissals of Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly over alleged sexual harrassment and loss of talent due to culture and contract issues.The Washington Post>
August 4, 2017: Sexting Allegations Against Fox New Host Reported by Huffington Post
Yashar Ali’s story about Fox New’s Eric Bolling appeared Friday, August 4th.Huffington Post