Caroline Heldman, an associate professor at Occidental College, accused Fox News anchor Eric Bolling of sexually harassing her in a Facebook post Saturday night.
Heldman, a former Fox News contributor, made the allegations just hours after Bolling was suspended pending the results of an investigation. On Friday, several anonymous women accused Bolling of having texted a lewd photo of male genitalia several years ago.
Heldman, who’s in her late-40s, humble-bragged that Bolling had called her “Dr. McHottie” on air several times.
She also said Bolling complimented her for being “smart” and “beautiful” even though he disagreed with her politically. Heldman recounted on Facebook:
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. I pushed back with “Mr. McSexist,” but I shouldn’t have had to. This on-air behavior was perfectly acceptable to Fox executives at the time.
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. 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.
The “d*ck-photo” accusations against Eric Bolling is the latest black eye for Fox News, which has recently been rocked by sexual harassment allegations. Bolling denied that he had sent a lewd photo of male genitalia to female co-workers several years ago.
“The story is based on anonymous sources and not true,” said Bolling’s attorney Michael Bowe. “No such unsolicited communications occurred.”
Meanwhile, writer Michelle Fields — who famously accused former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of assaulting her in 2016 — vouched for Bolling’s professionalism.
Fields also denied internet rumors that she was one of his accusers.
“Eric Bolling was nothing but professional when I worked w/him,” she tweeted.
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) August 6, 2017
On Saturday, Fox News suspended Bolling pending an investigation, which is being conducted by the law firm Paul, Weiss.
“Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” FNC said in a statement.
During the suspension, a series of rotating guest hosts will substitute for Bolling on “The Fox News Specialists,” which airs weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.
In June, Bolling revealed that he plans to run for senate someday. “When the lights go down on my TV career, the next step is running for Senate,” he said.
Bolling recently signed a long-term contract with Fox News as the host of “The Fox News Specialists.”
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