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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Initiates $50 Million Suit Against HuffPost's Yashar Ali

Fox News television personality Eric Bolling arrives at Trump Tower, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Fox News television personality Eric Bolling arrives at Trump Tower, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has initiated a $50 million lawsuit against HuffPost reporter Yashar Ali, after Ali released a report last Friday claiming Bolling sent unwanted, inappropriate text messages to female colleagues at Fox News in the past.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) about what the suit means for the two parties involved, and for their media organizations.

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