Last Friday, news of Fox News’ host Eric Bolling’s suspension from the network stirred things up, as he was accused of sending photos of his private parts to his female colleagues. Since then, Bolling decided not to become the next Bill O’Reilly and spoke up immediately, promising to defend his honor and image to the best of his abilities.
The report was released Yashar Ali, a contributor to HuffPost, who has become a thorn in Bolling’s eye shortly after.
Bolling’s attorney, Micheal J. Bowe, released a prompt statement in regards to the false claims:
“Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications, and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made.”
Then, Bolling himself posted on Twitter:
Overwhelmed by all the support I have received. Thank you
I look forward to clearing my name asap
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) August 7, 2017
I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks! THANK YOU FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) August 9, 2017
As far as the story goes, Bolling just dropped a lawsuit against the reporter, worth $50 million.
Billing is demanding to be paid a pretty sweet sum of $50 million as a compensation for suffering humiliation once the story broke.
Afterwards, Yashar Ali responded to Bolling’s demand via a very peculiar tweet:
Just received a summons. Eric Bolling is suing me for defamation – $50 million in damages. I stand by my reporting + will protect my sources
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 9, 2017
Bolling is represented in the case by the same law firm that is taking care of President Trump’s legal affairs, which is Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. The firm is also handling cases of numerous other celebrities.
The lawsuit specifics are listed in the image below:
— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) August 9, 2017
Buckle up, folks, this is about to get turbulent!
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