Fox News Host Threatens HuffPost Journalist With $50M Lawsuit Over Sexting Scandal

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Fox News Host Threatens HuffPost Journalist With $50M Lawsuit Over Sexting Scandal

Eric Bolling filed suit Wednesday against Yashar Ali for damage to his reputation and other claims worth over $50 million. Now Bolling, who hosts The Specialist, is taking active steps toward suing Ali for $50 million. "We will defend Eric aggressively in court, where actual facts, based on evidence, testimony, and cross-examination, will belie these anonymous accusations", Bowe said.

"We are investigating this matter and all claims will be taken into account", a Fox News spokesperson said.

Ali on Twitter revealed he'd received a summons from Bolling - but that he stands by his reporting, and will also stand by his 14 sources and protect their names.

Huffington Post has rallied behind Ali, though, and called him a "careful and meticulous reporter". "I've had family members killed/jailed in Iran, a lawsuit isn't going to scare me".

In addition to HuffPost, Ali writes for Mother Jones and NY magazines. Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor, claimed she was sacked for rejecting Ailes's sexual advances, prompting a lawsuit.

Who's telling the truth, and who's full of hot garbage? When Weiner pleaded guilty earlier this year to sending obscene material to an underage girl, Bolling said he was a "sick human being, to continue to do this time and time again". On the following day, he was suspended from the network and a former Fox guest wrote a lengthy Facebook post chronicling her unsettling encounters with Bolling.

Bolling first joined Fox News in 2008 after leaving CNBC, hosting the Saturday morning business show hosts "Cashin" In' at 11.30am.

Bolling's recent book "The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It" is a New York Times best-seller.

Bolling himself later tweeted that he was "overwhelmed" by the support he has received since being suspended from Fox.

'Not going to stop reporting on Eric Bolling or anyone else.

Fox News has been consumed by allegations of sexual misconduct against several of its male employees since last summer, when former "Fox & Friends" host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit accusing the network's late founder Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.

The summons, which was filed Wednesday in NY state court, says Bolling is seeking both damages and injunctive relief arising from Ali's efforts to injure his reputation through "intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements" about his conduct and character.

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