Updated Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 6:05 p.m. EDT: Eric Bolling, the 10-year veteran of the Fox News Network, confirmed Saturday that his 19-year-old son, Eric Chase, has died, hours after Bolling’s dismissal over sexual harassment claims.
Bolling tweeted that he and his wife are “devastated” by the loss of their only son.
At this point, the cause of Chase’s death is unclear.
Many of Bolling’s colleagues reached out via social media to express their condolences, including CNN’s Don Lemon, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid and Fox’s Sean Hannity.
The host of Fox News Specialists, Eric Bolling, has agreed to leave the network for allegedly sending lewd photos to colleagues.
This would be like the fifteenth-million person to leave (or be fired from) Fox, either for sexual or racial “indiscretions.” Telling.
Fox made Bolling’s departure official after suspending him for his “texting habit,” the New York Daily News reports. At least 14 sources accused the host of sending unsolicited photos of his genitalia to at least three co-workers.
Fox News Specialists will be canceled, but his co-hosts, Kat Timpf and Eboni K. Williams, will remain at the embattled network.
“Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably,” the network said. “We thank Eric for his 10 years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”
Bolling’s lawyer, Michael J. Bowe, however, denied the charges, and last month filed suit against a HuffPost reporter who broke the story, Yashar Ali, for $50 million in damages.
Bowe denies that Bolling sent “inappropriate communications” and threatened to seek “legal remedies” for the “defamatory accusations.”
Good luck with that, my dude.