More bad news for Fox News. According to a Huffington Post report, co-host of The Fox News Specialists and Cashin’ In, Eric Bolling, was suspended from the network for sending unsolicited "dick pics" to at least two of his female colleagues. One of the recipients of the offensive image replied to Bolling asking her never to send her photos again. He allegedly did not respond. Four people (aside from the two accusers) claim to have seen the photo, and eight others claim to have known about it.
According to Bolling’s attorney, however, Bolling denies that any such communication took place.
Bolling, an avid Trump supporter, has a history of making misogynistic comments on air. When talking about the first woman fighter pilot from the United Arab Emirates, Bolling asked if it would be more appropriate to say “boobs on the ground” instead of the common phrase “boots on the crowd.” But that’s not all…
Hours after the network released news of Eric Bolling’s suspension following sexual harassment allegations, a new accuser came forward. Caroline Heldman claims that Bolling (along with two other Fox News employees) sexually harassed her between 2008 and 2011. Heldman, a frequent guest on the network, made a post on her Facebook page saying how surprised she was that it took people so long to come forward about Bolling’s years of lewd behavior. Here is a summary of her allegations:
1. Heldman claims she was also sexually harassed by Bill O’Reilly, a former Fox News host, and Woody Fraser, a former Fox News consultant.
2. Feldman claims that Bolling referred to her as Dr. McHottie on air four different times. In addition, he also called her smart, beautiful, and wrong on air.
3. Heldman claims that Bolling would contact her after the shows to apologize for his behavior, to invite her to New York for ‘fun”, or to invite her to dinner. She always declined.
4. Heldman alleges that Bolling took her to his office one time to show her his jerseys. While they were there, he told her it was his favorite place to have sex.
5. Feldman encourages the lawyers who are currently investigating the case to contact makeup artists. Though many of the contracted makeup artists see and hear a lot, and may even be subject to frequent sexual harassment from hosts and guests, many don’t come forward because they fear of not being hired again.
Can you think of a more extreme example where sexual harassment at a workplace is more prevalent? Doesn’t this show how important it is to stop any potential sexual harassment early on before the culture spreads in an organization?
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