Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Muslim Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation

Yashur Ali has been called out as crazy or sex obsessed before.

Eric Bolling, suspended Fox News host, has essentially labeled him a liar. It would be great to see a liberal Muslim writer ruined. He could always find work as a future taxi driver.

Excerpt from Hollywood Reporter

Yashar Ali is being sued over stories about sexual harassment via text message.
Recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing journalist Yashar Ali for defamation and is seeking $50 million in damages.

The lawsuit comes just days after Ali wrote an Aug. 4 story for HuffPost claiming that more than a dozen sources told him 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.”

On Saturday, Fox News suspended Bolling — recently a host on the talk show Fox News Specialists and Cashin’ In and formerly of The Five — amid an investigation into the claims. He has worked at Fox News since 2008.

Ali wrote Wednesday on Twitter that he has received a summons from Bolling and says he stands by his reporting and will protect his sources. In the initial story, Ali says he spoke to 14 sources on the condition of anonymity because they either currently work at the networks, can’t speak to press without permission or signed confidentiality agreements.

The summons, which was filed Wednesday in New York state court, says Bolling is seeking both damages and injunctive relief arising from Ali’s efforts to injure his reputation through “intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements” about his conduct and character.

HuffPost issued a statement in response to the summons: “Yashar Ali is a careful and meticulous reporter. We stand by his reporting.” Editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen also wrote on Twitter that Ali is a paid freelancer under contract with HuffPost and the outlet has “no hesitation about standing by him financially in this case.”

Because Bolling is a public figure, to succeed on a defamation claim he will have to prove Ali either knew the information was false or acted with reckless disregard for the truth. He has retained Michael Bowe and Ronald Rossi from Kasowitz Benson Torres — the firm whose name partner Marc Kasowitz reps President Donald Trump. The firm also has ties to ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

In addition to HuffPost, Ali writes for Mother Jones and New York magazines. He has previously worked in politics, having served as deputy chief of staff to then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom.

Ali has been described in press reports as a “Los Angeles businessman” and was named a “Hillblazer” for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a term that refers to individuals “who have contributed and/or raised $100,000 or more for Hillary for America, the Hillary Victory Fund and/or the Hillary Action Fund since the launch of this historic campaign on April 12, 2015.”

Ali also noted that HuffPost isn’t named in the suit. “[H]e is coming after me personally,” he tweeted. “I’m a big boy…but very telling.”

4 thoughts on “Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Muslim Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation

  1. “Ali also noted that HuffPost isn’t named in the suit. “[H]e is coming after me personally,” he tweeted. “I’m a big boy…but very telling.””

    “HuffPost issued a statement in response to the summons: “Yashar Ali is a careful and meticulous reporter. We stand by his reporting.””

    Bolling should thus include (((HuffPOS))) in his suit and order in the champagne. They have declared that if the towelhead is guilty – so are they. HuffingtonPOS would have $50 million in chump change stashed. The Arab might not have two Dinars to his name.

    Could this type of libel be also criminal? An attempt to destroy somebody via lies? Bolling could visit his Police Station and make a complaint.

    Oscar Wilde sued the Marquis of Queensbury (the boxing rules man) for defamation. The Marquis, truth teller, won the case because Oscar Wide was a lying poofter paedophile piece of shit. Directly due to this loss in a civil case the anal butt reamer spent two years in prison, and happily for the world died soon after a broken man.

    The homo Alan Turing, the British computer inventor and Enigma machine code cracker, made the same mistake trying to use the police. Complaining about a man who told the truth about a homo pervert, maybe who stole some of his stuff, something like that. The Gaylord was soon dead also.

    So bringing a false libel or slander case, or using the cops for revenge using lies, can have dire consequences so I hope Bolling is telling the truth.

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