Caroline Heldman & Eric Bolling: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Just hours after Fox News told Heavy.com that Eric Bolling has been suspended by the network, a long-time Fox News guest has come forward with bold claims about the news anchor. There is currently an investigation underway after claims that Bolling had been sending unsolicited photos of male genitalia to female employees at Fox. At least three women — two at Fox Business and one at Fox News — may have been sent crude photos, according to reports. The claims stem from several years ago.

According to the Daily Mail, Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, claims that she had received unwanted advances made by Bolling. She spoke out against Bolling just hours after Fox confirmed that he’d been suspended pending this investigation.

Here is what you need to know:


1. Heldman Took to Facebook to Make These Claims

“Bolling would also contact me via phone and text after shows, sometimes to apologize for his behavior (and then do it again), and sometimes just to talk. He said he wanted to fly me out to New York for in-studio hits and to have ‘fun.’ He asked me to have meals with him on several occasions, but I found excuses not to go,” Heldman wrote (in part) on August 5.

“Once, he took me up to his office in New York, showed me his baseball jerseys, and in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex. I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017,” Heldman continued.

Unsurprisingly, she faced a great deal of backlash following her post. In response — or seemingly so — Heldman updated the cover photo on her Facebook page. She used an email that she received that called her a “liar,” though it was misspelled as “lier.”


2. Bolling’s Attorney Has Responded to Heldman’s Claims, Denying His Client Had Any Interaction With Her

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“Mr. Bolling never had any interactions with Ms. Heldman of a sexual nature, and any such accusation would be false and defamatory,” attorney Michael Bowe told the Daily Mail on Monday.

The investigation, which is being led by law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, will look into all claims made against Bolling, inclusive of the claims made by Heldman.

“We are investigating this matter and all claims will be taken into account,” Fox News told Heavy.com.


3. Bolling Called Heldman ‘Dr. McHottie’ on Air

Back in April, Bolling referred to Heldman as “Dr. McHottie” while doing a segment on unions on the Fox show, Bulls & Bears. You can see that exchange in the video below.


4. Heldman Previously Claimed That She Was Sexually Harassed by Bill O’Reilly

“Bolling was one of three men from whom I experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination (the others being Bill O’Reilly and Woody Fraser). O’Reilly was creepy in person; told me ‘when I was in college, professors didn’t look like you’; then called me ‘hysterical’ during a show, edited the interview, and retaliated by never having me on his show again,” Heldman wrote in her recent Facebook post.

Back in April, Heldman said she filed a complaint with Fox against O’Reilly. Hours later, O’Reilly was fired by the network, though it’s unclear if Heldman’s complaint actually had anything to do with that.


5. Heldman Supported Lili Bernard During the Bill Cosby Trial

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Back in June, Heldman appeared in court alongside her friend, Lili Bernard. The former Cosby Show guest star was just one of a handful of women that claimed she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.

“He praised me. … He lifted me up. I believed him. After all, he was Bill Cosby. After he had won my complete trust and adoration, he drugged me and raped me,” Bernard said during a news conference in 2015. “I am coming forward to show my 6-year-old daughter to stand in truth, and to say that I have survived Bill Cosby’s drugging and raping me. I stand here to take back my power and to confront the fear that has paralyzed me for so many years,” she added.

Claiming to be on the receiving end of unwanted sexual advances herself, Heldman offered her support to Bernard during Cosby’s trial.

According to the Daily Mail, “Heldman is an advocate for rape victims and spearheads a campaign to do away with California’s statute of limitations in rape cases.”

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Jonathan

Looking at her smug face and inflated waist, she ought to spend less time on hysterical claims and be getting on down to the doctor to get that nasty mole on her mouth looked at… Years ago, that may have been a beauty mark….but it looks like some transmited nastiness. Bolling was attacked, sure as hell, for his statement on running for office, expressing a desire to run for Senate.

Tom

I honestly don’t see what the big deal is. She’s a woman. He’s a man. He isn’t her boss. Even if he did flirt or send sexual texts she should have the adult ability to just say no and move on. This vengeance over attraction is absurd.

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