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Eric Bolling, host of Fox News’ “The Specialists,” has agreed to leave Fox News following an investigation into claims of sexual harassment, TheWrap has confirmed.
“Fox News Channel is canceling “The Specialists,” and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably. We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck,” a Fox spokesperson told TheWrap.
The network began an investigation after a HuffPost report said Bolling had sent unsolicited, lewd text messages to his female colleagues. The rising Fox News host was suspended during the investigation, and will now leave the network he has been part of for 10 years.
In August, Bolling threatened to sue freelance journalist Yashar Ali, who broke the story on HuffPost.
Ali received a summons from Michael Bowe, Bolling’s lawyer, on Aug. 9, five days after he published a story accusing Bolling of sending at least three female colleagues an unsolicited photo of male genitalia. The outlet cited “a dozen sources” who said that the messages were sent several years ago and the women found them “deeply upsetting and offensive.”
Ali answered the summons on time, but told TheWrap that Bolling has yet to take the next step in the lawsuit.
Bolling’s exit comes after a string of sexual harassment accusations and lawsuits since the Roger Ailes scandal initially surfaced.