If you don't follow any other rules in TV news, please follow this one. Don't send nude photos to your co-workers.
Fox News has confirmed that host Eric Boiling has been suspended, while the company investigates whether he sent dick pics to his co-workers?
The investigation was set off by a story in the Huffington Post, in which they say 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.
HuffPo says that at least a dozen sources back up their story.
Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current and former Fox colleagues, concluded the message was from him because they recognized his number from previous work-related and informal interactions. The messages were sent several years ago, on separate occasions.
The women did not solicit the messages, which they told colleagues were deeply upsetting and offensive. One of the recipients said that when she replied to Bolling via text, telling him never to send her such photos again, he did not respond. Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.
"Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently under way," a Fox News spokesperson said.
Bolling's lawyer, Michael Bowe, told Reuters news agency: "The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair.
"We intend to fully co-operate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible."
With a dozen sources and the Paul Weiss law-firm looking into it, it's a good bet you won't see Boiling back anytime soon.... if ever.