Fox News host Eric Bolling accused of sending lewd photos to female co-workers

Fox News host Eric Bolling accused of sending lewd photos to female co-workers
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Fox News host Eric Bolling reportedly sent unsolicited lewd photos to female co-workers several years ago via text message, according to The Huffington Post.

“We were just informed of this late Friday afternoon via a Huffington Post inquiry and plan to investigate the matter," a Fox News spokesperson told The Hill. 

The spokesperson later confirmed to The Hill on Saturday that Bolling had been suspended as an investigation continues.

"Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway," a Fox spokesperson said.

A dozen sources told Huffington Post that at least two of Bolling’s female colleagues at Fox Business and one at Fox News received the photos of male genitalia from Bolling.

The women who received the photos said they knew the messages were from him because they recognized his phone number from previous correspondence.

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One of the recipients of the photos told Huffington Post that Bolling didn’t respond when she told him not to send her similar messages again.

Bolling, a former commodities trader and CNBC host before coming to Fox News in 2008, co-hosts the Fox News show "Specialists" and hosts "Cashin' In."

The allegations against Bolling follow a tumultuous year for Fox News. Top-rated host Bill O’Reilly was forced out of the network after after The New York Times reported that he paid $13 million to five different women who accused him of sexual harassment.

The network has also faced several sexual harassment allegations from contributors. Julie Roginsky, who departed the news organization in June, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in April claiming that Ailes sexually harassed her and that when she refused his advances, she was denied a job opportunity.

Fox Business host Charles Payne was also suspended from the network last month after allegations of sexual harassment from a Fox News guest who alleges she was "banned" from the network after ending a relationship with Payne.

Updated August 5 at 4:29 p.m.