Eric Bolling Out at Fox News, ‘Specialists’ Show Canceled

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling / Getty

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Eric Bolling is out at Fox News a month after being suspended over sexual harassment allegations, and the network announced Friday that it is canceling his show "The Specialists," where he appeared alongside two female co-hosts on weekdays.

"Fox News Channel is canceling The Specialists, and Eric Billing and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably," the network said in a statement, according to the Hill. "We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck."

Bolling was initially suspended from Fox in early August pending an investigation into accusations that he had sent unsolicited lewd photos of himself to several female colleagues. HuffPost first reported the allegations, which Bolling's lawyer denied.

"The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair," attorney Michael J. Bowe said at the time of the suspension. "We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible."

Several days later, Bolling announced a lawsuit against Yashar Ali, the HuffPost reporter who broke the story. He is seeking $50 million in damages.

Bolling's departure adds to Fox's growing list of sexual-harassment-related exits. Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes left in July 2016, while Bill O'Reilly left in April after 21 years at the network, both due to similar allegations.

Charles Fain Lehman

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