JUST IN: Fox News has officially severed ties with Eric Bolling, the former host of The Specialists, The Five, and Cashin’ In. The decision comes one month after allegations surfaced that Bolling had sent photos of his genitalia to female coworkers.
The network said in a prepared statement, “Fox News Channel is canceling ‘The Specialists,’ and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably. We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”
Fox News said they are going to keep Bolling’s co-hosts on The Specialists, Eboni Williams and Kat Timpf, at the network as contributors. The show will be replaced at 5 p.m. eastern with an hour of news coverage for the foreseeable future, with rotating anchors holding down the slot.
Attorneys for Fox News have been investigating multiple claims. Earlier on Friday, Charles Payne, a host on Fox Business Network was re-instated after being suspended following claims of harassment leveled at him. Payne also vowed to fight the allegations.
Fox viewers have remained loyal to Bolling throughout this process and see his firing as a shift to more liberal coverage by the network. Earlier this year, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Shine were also fired from their posts.
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