Yesterday, Fox host Eric Bolling faced accusations that he sent pictures of male genitalia to female co-workers some years ago.
Fox suspended him while they look into the case. They have a law firm Paul Weiss conducting the investigation so there it is separate from them.
Bolling’s spot will be covered by substitutes until the investigation is over.
Then Saturday night, another accusation.
A woman accused Bolling of sexual harassment.
But there was a problem.
It was the same woman who alleged that Bill O’Reilly and TV executive Woody Fraser had harassed her.
She’s also accused Fox News guests of harassment, including former baseball player Lenny Dykestra
And the ‘sexual harassment’ doesn’t involves any physical contact allegations, just allegations that the men were ‘sexist’ in what they said.
So here’s the thing.
What one person might think is sexist, another might not.
Here’s what she alleged about Bolling.
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.
Bolling was one of three men from whom I experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination (the others being Bill O’Reilly and Woody Fraser).
Here’s what she alleged about O’Reilly.
O’Reilly was creepy in person; told me “when I was in college, professors didn’t look like you”; then called me “hysterical” during a show, edited the interview, and retaliated by never having me on his show again. http://www.msnbc.com/…/3-accusers-on-trump-s-defense-of-o-r…
And that the fact that she’s made allegations against all these people perhaps says something more about her than it does about them.
Are they all harassing her and bullying her?
She’s a professor at Occidental College so of course, that could be a problem right there.