At this point, the words “Fox News” connote news about Fox personalities’ shameful lawsuits more than they do news of Trump, liberal snowflakes, and terror alerts.
Fox News Host Eric Bolling, who was suspended on Saturday after HuffPost reported that he’d sent an unsolicited dick pic to at least three colleagues via text messages, has turned around and sued the journalist who wrote that story, Yashar Ali, for defamation.
Bolling is seeking $50 million in damages from Ali, a freelance journalist and regular contributor to Huffpost. In his story for Huffpost, Ali cited fourteen anonymous sources, who told him that Bolling had sent the messages to his female colleagues at Fox Business and Fox News several years ago.
According to the lawsuit filed in New York state court on Wednesday, Bolling is seeking damages and injunctive relief from what he believes to be Ali’s efforts at slander through “intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements” about his behavior and demeanor. Ali noted in a tweet that he’s named in the suit, HuffPost isn’t.
HuffPost backed up their writer, issuing the response, “Yashar Ali is a careful and meticulous reporter. We stand by his reporting.” HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief, Lydia Polgreen, tweeted a similar vote of confidence: