Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News sexual harassment again


This video from the USA says about itself:

5 August 2017

Fox News anchor Eric Bolling has been suspended pending an investigation into lewd messages he is accused of sending multiple female coworkers at Fox News and Fox Business Channel.

By Yashar Ali in the USA today:

New Sexual Harassment Allegations Leveled Against Fox News’ Eric Bolling

The accusations came just hours after the network announced it had suspended Bolling.

Three hours after Fox News announced it had suspended host Eric Bolling following allegations that he had sexually harassed female colleagues, a former Fox News guest leveled new accusations against him. Caroline Heldman, who appeared on the network frequently between 2008 and 2011, said Saturday that Bolling was one of three Fox News/Fox Business employees to subject her to sexual harassment.

Fox News announced Bolling’s suspension less than 24 hours after an exclusive HuffPost report revealed that the host had sent lewd text messages to female colleagues.

“Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to HuffPost. The network did not immediately return request for comment on the new allegations against Bolling.

Bolling’s lawyer, Michael J. Bowe, did not immediately return a request for comment on Heldman’s accusations. …

Heldman referred to Bolling’s suspension in a post on her Facebook page, which HuffPost has confirmed belongs to her. ”My only surprise is that it took this long for people to come forward about Bolling’s behavior, which has been wildly inappropriate for years,” she said.

Heldman said she had also been subjected to sexual harassment by former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and former Fox News consultant Woody Fraser. Mother Jones was first to report this week that Heldman, under the penalty of perjury, signed a declaration stating that Fraser offered her a paid Fox News contributor gig in exchange for sex.

“I did hundreds of appearances on Fox and Fox Business from 2008 – 2011, and had multiple experiences with Bolling that caused grave concern to my friends and family. Bolling referred to me as ‘Dr. McHottie’ on air on four different occasions, and called me ‘smart, beautiful, and wrong’ on air twice,” Heldman wrote in her Facebook post.

“Bolling would also contact me via phone and text after shows, sometimes to apologize for his behavior (and then do it again), and sometimes just to talk. He said he wanted to fly me out to New York for in-studio hits and to have ‘fun.’ He asked me to have meals with him on several occasions, but I found excuses not to go. Once, he took me up to his office in New York, showed me his baseball jerseys, and in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex,” she added. “I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017.” …

Heldman also suggested in her Facebook post that the lawyers investigating the sexual harassment claims leveled against Bolling should speak to the makeup artists at Fox News.

“Make-up artists at Fox are contract workers, so many are fearful of speaking up because they simply won’t be hired again,” Heldman said. “If any Fox executives are reading this, please include make-up artists in your assessment of the environment. They see and hear a lot, and are sometimes the target of harassment from hosts and guests.” …

Bolling is a co-host of “The Specialists,” a panel program that airs every weekday at 5 p.m. Eastern time. A source familiar with the matter told HuffPost that a rotating group of hosts will fill in for Bolling.

Bolling also hosts “Cashin’ In,” a weekly business show that airs on Saturdays.

Fox News host and Trump supporter Eric Bolling suspended ‘after sending unsolicited sexts to colleagues’. Bolling is the third high-profile member of staff at Fox to face sexual harassment allegations: here.

This conservative analyst is suing Fox News, which she says retaliated after she came to them with allegations she’d been raped by network anchor Charles Payne.

THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN SCANDAL CONTINUES TO UNFOLD Here’s the leaked email of what then-legal adviser Lisa Bloom told The Weinstein Company would help defend the movie mogul. Meryl Streep, George Clooney, James Gunn and Dame Judi Dench spoke out in horror at the revelations, while fashion designer Donna Karan defended her friend. A British actress came forward about a “humiliating” encounter with Weinstein. Here’s a desperate email Weinstein sent out to drum up support amid the scandal. His name is being removed from the TV shows he produced, and the company he founded is reportedly looking into changing its name. And here’s how Weinstein put the media in a headlock. [HuffPost]

THE WEINSTEIN ALLEGATIONS NOW INCLUDE RAPE The New Yorker published the stories Tuesday of 13 women who allege harassment, sexual assault and rape at the hands of Harvey Weinstein. NBC originally passed up an opportunity to air the report, which was authored by Ronan Farrow. You can hear the movie mogul on audio admitting to groping a modelHeather Graham, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow also opened up about their own experiences being harassed by Weinstein Tuesday. Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein, her husband of nearly a decade. And Hillary Clinton and the Obamas finally spoke out about the accusations. [HuffPost]

HOW TOP NBC EXECUTIVES QUASHED THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN STORY Forcing Ronan Farrow to take his bombshell report to The New Yorker. As veteran media reporter Ken Auletta reportedly put it: “If NBC News sits on this evidence Ronan has, it is a black eye for the organization and a huge scandal.” Actress Cara Delevingne told HuffPost about her disturbing encounter with the movie mogul. These are the women who have accused Weinstein of misconduct. And Disney has kicked Weinstein off of an upcoming film. [HuffPost]

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