Eric Bolling has been fired from Fox News! He will be leaving the network after his sexual harassment investigation wraps up. “Fox News Channel is canceling ‘The Specialists,’ and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably," read the statement from Fox News. The host was suspended on August 5 after he was accused of harassing his colleagues, sending prurient photos of himself. Now, the system is supposedly in conclusive chats with his substitution.
Is Laura Ingraham replacing Eric Bolling?
Daily Mail announced last week that preservative commentator Laura Ingraham may soon be adding yet another show to her already hectic schedule. An insider confirmed that she has been in discussion with Fox News about the possibility of getting her own show on the network.
While those talks are still not concluded, the network does appear to be looking for an option to replace suspended host Bolling. Laura, who has appeared on Fox News several times, has not commented on her talks with the network.
Matt Drudge was the first to disclose the news about Laura’s possible addition to the network lineup. On the tweet, which has now been removed, he wrote, “FALL PREVIEW: Laura Ingraham’s prime time to shine! After years in the trenches, much deserved.”
Drudge seemed to suggest that she would be getting a spot on the prime time slot, but the claim was dismissed as the discussions hasn’t progressed that far at this point.
Eric Bolling’s fans aren’t satisfied with Fox News’ decision
Fox News watchers have taken to social media to express their support to Bolling. Many have been unsatisfied with the network’s decision of firing experts like Bill O'Reilly and others.
Eric's fans were frequently asking when he was returning on-air until the Fox News announced that Eric's journey with Fox News has ended on Friday. Still, fans are continuously slamming Fox News for its decision of letting the longtime host go.
Fox News has been making many changes to their line-up since Megyn Kelly left the network for NBC News back in early January.
Adjustments of channel's news lineup became more difficult when Fox News staple Bill O’Reilly was fired following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Similarly, Charles Payne of Fox Business was let go due to the similar accusations.
Former Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, who departed from the network in July 2016 following multiple harassment scandals, died on May 18, 2017.
Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court
The cable news host has filed a defamation lawsuit against the writer Yashar Ali, who first reported the allegations in the story posted in Huffington Post earlier this month.
Bolling said Ali damaged his fame through what the court papers call the ‘highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s conduct and character.’
He was suspended just a few days after the news was published pending an internal investigation which is still underway. "This anonymously sourced and uncorroborated story is false, defamatory, and obviously intended to destroy this good man’s career and family. We will defend Eric aggressively in court, where actual fact, based on evidence, testimony, and cross-examination, will belie these anonymous accusations" his lawyer, Michael J. Bowe released a statement.