Fox News host Eric Bolling was recently suspended after a reporter for the HuffPost printed allegations he had send lewd photos to female co-workers. Bolling has denied the accusations and maintained his innocence. After Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes were fired for similar reasons, Fox News isn’t taking any chances. But today we learned that Bolling is not going down without a fight.
The HuffPost reporter, Yashar Ali, announced via Twitter that Bolling is suing him for $50 million:
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
The summons appears to be genuine:
“Just received a summons. Eric Bolling is suing me for defamation – $50 million in damages. I stand by my reporting + will protect my sources,” Ali tweeted.
Bolling is seeking $50 million from Ali for a myriad of damages including, “reputable, monetary, special, and punitive.” Bolling is also seeking relief for “costs and fees,” according to a copy of the summons tweeted by CNN reporter Tom Kludt.
Ali reported that Bolling sent these unsolicited photos on multiple occasions. But Bolling will not admit to any such thing:
I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks! THANK YOU FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) August 9, 2017