Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling’s first public accuser is a major left-wing activist who held a protest sign at President Trump’s inauguration accusing the president of being a rapist.
Caroline Heldman, an Occidental College professor who appeared on Fox News, reportedly “filed a sexual harassment complaint just hours before Fox News announced O’Reilly’s departure,” according to People magazine.
Now, she is back to accuse Eric Bolling, a major Trump supporter at the network. Here is Philly.com’s report:
Hours after Fox News announced it was suspending Bolling, Caroline Heldman, a politics professor at Occidental College and frequent guest on the network from 2008 to 2011, claimed the Fox News host made an unspecified number of unsolicited sexual advances to her.
“[Bolling] 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 a lengthy Facebook post. “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.”
Bolling’s team is denying the accusations. Heldman’s social media profiles show her to be a staunch left-wing feminist activist.
— Caroline Heldman (@carolineheldman) June 22, 2017
— Caroline Heldman (@carolineheldman) June 14, 2017
— Caroline Heldman (@carolineheldman) April 21, 2017
Reports have surfaced on Twitter that Michelle Fields, who infamously made false accusations against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in 2016 during her shortlived stint as a Breitbart News reporter, is one of the women accusing Bolling of sending explicit photos to her. The press has cited multiple anonymous co-workers of Bolling’s at Fox News and Fox Business as accusers.
Fields, who was a regular on Bolling’s show “Cashin In” but was phased out after her false accusations against Lewandowski (for which she resigned in disgrace from Breitbart), denied that she is accusing Bolling of misconduct. Fields took a job with The Huffington Post after leaving Breitbart, but she has been less than prolific at the left-wing news outlet that broke the Bolling story.
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) August 6, 2017