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Fox News Host Accused of Sending Lewd Photos to Female Colleagues

Longtime Fox News host Eric Bolling has been suspended from the network after being accused of sending an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to at least three of his female colleagues on separate occasions, HuffPost reported late Friday, citing a dozen sources. The text messages were allegedly sent several years ago, and the women who say they received the photos—Bolling’s current and former colleagues at Fox News—said they recognized Bolling’s phone number. In addition to the three women who allegedly received the photos, HuffPost cited four other anonymous sources who said they’d seen the alleged text messages, as well as eight who said they were informed of them. The allegation comes after a turbulent year for the network, which has seen major staff shake-ups after a spate of sexual harassment claims against both executives and on-air hosts. A Fox News spokesperson told The Daily Beast, "We were just informed of this late Friday afternoon via a Huff Post inquiry and plan to investigate the matter." Michael J. Bowe, Bolling’s lawyer, told HuffPost the TV personality “does not believe he sent any such communications.”