Freelance journalist Yashar Ali is fighting back against a $50 million defamation lawsuit filed by recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling — and he has powerhouse litigator Patty Glaser in his corner. In a letter sent Friday to Bolling’s attorney Michael Bowe, and copied to Fox News’ EVP Dianne Brandi, Glaser demands the suit be dropped immediately.
Recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing journalist Yashar Ali for defamation and is seeking $50 million in damages after Ali’s HuffPost story claimed that Bolling sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.”
The host is currently under investigation following reports of his texting an inappropriate photo to colleagues.
With Bill O’Reilly out, Fox News had to reshuffle its decks — and fast. The network hasn’t missed a beat, continuing its 15-year run atop all direct competitors. And its reach is growing: Fox News been the most-watched network among all of basic cable for four consecutive quarters. A good portion of that success is due to the smooth launch of Fox News Specialists, a new show geared to a younger audience co-hosted by Eric Bolling, Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams.