Scandal

Suspended Fox Host Hires Trump’s Former Law Firm For $50M Defamation Suit Against “Dick Pics” Reporter

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation suit against the Huffington Post reporter who last week cited unnamed sources who told him that Bolling sent them unsolicited dick pics. According to the reporter, Yashar Ali, Bolling’s suit targets him personally and not the Huffington Post. Yesterday afternoon and again just now Bolling tweeted out denials ...

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Colbert Tees Off On Eric Bolling: How Do You Forget Sending Someone Your Bits And Pieces? [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Eric Bolling pretty much begged to get mocked and ridiculed for the recent allegations of sexual harassment made against him, i.e., sending “dick pics” to colleagues at Fox News. The Fox News host, “whose cologne you can smell through the TV,” according to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, has been a blowhard on the right-wing network for years. “Whatever ...

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Suspended Fox Host Denies Dick Pic Accusations

In what appears to be his first public reaction since being suspended, Fox News host Eric Bolling this morning tweeted that he looks forward to “clearing my name asap.” One of Bolling’s accusers, former Fox News contributor Caroline Heldman, blasted him over the weekend in a lengthy Facebook post. An excerpt: Bolling would also contact me via phone and text ...

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Bolling Accuser Calls In To Joy Reid’s Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Joy Reid sounded off on the latest vile incident coming from inside the walls at Fox News. The AM Joy host compared Eric Bolling, the conservative anchor at the embattled network, who’s been suspended for allegedly sending unsolicited photos of his genitals to three female colleagues, to an infamous NY politician. “A Fox News host had an ...

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Fox News Suspends Host Eric Bolling Over Dick Pics

The New York Times reports: Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, a longtime host at the network, on Saturday pending an investigation into reports that he sent lewd photographs to three female colleagues via text message. Fox News learned about the allegations against Mr. Bolling after an inquiry from HuffPost, the network said in an emailed statement. In an article published ...

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Female Fox Staffers Claim Host Eric Bolling Texted Them Unsolicited “Deeply Offensive” Dick Pics

The HuffPost reports: Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host, sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News, a dozen sources told HuffPost. Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current ...

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Former Republican House Speaker And Confessed Pedophile Dennis Hastert To Be Released From Prison

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: After serving a little more than a year in a federal prison hospital, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Il) is nearly home free. Hastert, 75, an admitted sexual molester of young boys and purveyor of hush money, will be released from prison within the next month. The ex-Illinois congressman pleaded guilty to bank fraud in ...

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Yet Another Fox Host Suspended Over Sex Claims

Buzzfeed reports: Fox Business host Charles Payne has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a recurring guest, the network confirmed Thursday. The suspension of the Making Money with Charles Payne host came after the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that lawyers for 21st Century Fox were reviewing allegations made by a ...

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Another Head Rolls At Fox In Ongoing Sex Scandal

The Los Angeles Times reports: Amid a probe of sexual harassment at Fox Sports, the company announced Monday that it had fired its controversial head of sports programming, Jamie Horowitz. Horowitz’s dismissal came less than a week after 21st Century Fox began investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace at Fox Sports. The company hired a law firm, which ...

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Catholic Cardinal Slams “False” Sexual Abuse Charges, Takes Leave From Vatican To Face Trial [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, took a leave of absence as the Vatican’s financial chief Thursday to fight criminal charges in his native Australia that alleged he committed sexual assault years ago. Pell forcefully denied the accusations, denounced what he called a “relentless character assassination” in the media and said he would ...

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BREAKING: Cardinal George Pell, Third Highest Ranking Vatican Official, Charged With Multiple Sexual Offenses

The Guardian reports: Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the third-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences by police. The charges were served on Pell’s legal representatives in Melbourne on Thursday and they have been lodged also at Melbourne magistrates court. He will appear at Melbourne magistrates court on 18 July. “Cardinal Pell ...

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Donates $50,000 To Press Freedom Group, Still Faces Charges

The Guardian reports: Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican who assaulted a Guardian journalist on the eve of his election to the US House of Representatives, has issued a full and unequivocal apology to the reporter and agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The congressman-elect apologized to the reporter, Ben Jacobs, in a letter received late on ...

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Christian Network Ordered To Pay $2 Million Molestation Settlement To Granddaughter Of Their Late Founders

The Los Angeles Times reports: Wearing thick rouge and her trademark pink wigs, Jan Crouch was the abiding face of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, offering Christian-inspired guidance to help viewers around the world improve their lives. But in recent weeks, jurors in an Orange County courtroom saw a different side of Crouch — who co-founded the evangelical network with her ...

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KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Blasts Reporter As “Peeping Tom” Over Report On Shady Mansion Purchase

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he’s living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy. Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a “sick man” for allegedly being “caught sneaking” around Bevin’s home and ...

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Montana Papers Retract Endorsements Of Gianforte

The Hill reports: Newspapers in Montana are pulling their support from GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte following an alleged physical altercation Wednesday with a reporter. Three newspapers have rescinded their support for Gianforte, who was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter from The Guardian to the floor at the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman. The incident reportedly ...

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REPORT: Michael Flynn Might Defy Senate Subpoena

NBC News reports: A top Republican has clarified that while former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t yet cooperated with the Senate Intelligence Committee, his lawyers have “not yet indicated their intentions” regarding a subpoena issued last week for documents relevant to the panel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. North Carolina Republican and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman ...

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REPORT: Michael Flynn Stopped US Plan To Partner With Turkey’s Enemy While Secretly On Turkey’s Payroll

Whoa. McClatchy reports: One of the Trump administration’s first decisions about the fight against the Islamic State was made by Michael Flynn weeks before he was fired – and it conformed to the wishes of Turkey, whose interests, unbeknownst to anyone in Washington, he’d been paid more than $500,000 to represent. The decision came 10 days before Donald Trump had ...

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Sen. Angus King: Obstruction Of Justice Is A Serious Offense, Trump Is Now Closer To Impeachment [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) said he now “reluctantly” believes that impeachment is on the table for President Trump following reports that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In an interview on CNN Tuesday evening, Wolf Blitzer asked King if the details of the report ...

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CRISIS OF CREDIBILITY: Sen. Chuck Schumer Demands Transcript Of Trump’s “Stunning” Intel Leak To Russians

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration provide a transcript of the president’s conversation with the Russian ambassador in order to determine whether Trump divulged classified information. Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration should provide an unedited transcript to the Senate intelligence Committee, a panel that requires security clearances that would ...

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White House Staffers Turned Up TVs To Drown Out Screaming By Trump Insiders After Russia News

Raw Story reports: Reporters at the White House on Monday overheard yelling between White House press secretary Sean Spicer, chief White House counsel Steve Bannon, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Communications Director Michale Dubke, prompting staffers to turn up TV’s to drown out the back-and-forth. According to BuzzFeed’s Adrian Carrasquillo, the officials walked into ...

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