Eric Bolling’s Accuser Caroline Heldman Just Issued This Statement
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Eric Bolling’s Accuser Caroline Heldman Just Issued This Statement

Eric Bolling’s accuser, Caroline Heldman has issued to following statement on her Facebook page.

Among her claims, Bolling referred to her as “Dr. McHottie” on four different occasions.

Just suspended Eric Bolling pending allegations that he sent photos of his genitalia to female colleagues. My only surprise is that it took this long for people to come forward about Bolling’s behavior, which has been wildly inappropriate for years.

I did hundreds of appearances on Fox and Fox Business from 2008 – 2011, and had multiple experiences with Bolling that caused grave concern to my friends and family. Bolling referred to me as “Dr. McHottie” on air on four different occasions, and called me “smart, beautiful, and wrong” on air twice. I pushed back with “Mr. McSexist,” but I shouldn’t have had to. This on-air behavior was perfectly acceptable to Fox executives at the time.

Bolling would also contact me via phone and text after shows, sometimes to apologize for his behavior (and then do it again), and sometimes just to talk. He 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. 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. I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017.

Bolling was one of three men from whom I experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination (the others being Bill O’Reilly and Woody Fraser).

O’Reilly was creepy in person; told me “when I was in college, professors didn’t look like you”; then called me “hysterical” during a show, edited the interview, and retaliated by never having me on his show again.

Fraser took me under his wing as a mentor; constantly pressured me for a relationship and sex; took an idea for a show that would become The Five (I emailed Fraser a treatment that is remarkably similar to The Five, right down to some of the hosts, a year before The Five aired); dangled a contributorship and a hosting position for a sexual relationship; then stopped my appearances when I didn’t acquiesce to his advances.

Fox News guests are also a problem. In 2010, I consoled a make-up artist (who no longer works for Fox) after Gene Simmons sexually harassed her, and this was not his first time doing so. On March 20, 2011, Lenny Dykstra persistently asked me to a party and told me that he gets “sexually aroused when I talk politics.” He also harassed the make-up artist who was curling my hair at the time.

Make-up artists at Fox are contract workers, so many are fearful of speaking up because they simply won’t be hired again. If any Fox executives are reading this, please include make-up artists in your assessment of the environment. They see and hear a lot, and are sometimes the target of harassment from hosts and guests.

There are a lot of great people working at Fox, many of whom I admire and respect to this day, but there is also a culture of sexual harassment that has not fully been addressed. I have faith that, given recent decisions to fire and suspend perpetrators, the new management will effectively shift this culture.

30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Ltpar

    August 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Sounds a lot like Hollywood where many women’s careers are made by having sexual encounters with the perverts in charge. Guess she never made it to Hollywood?

  2. Bob Benevides

    August 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    This woman is a Doctor who is over the age of 18 I presume. She is not a subordinate employee of anyone at FOX. When did flirting with a woman become a criminal offense? When did telling a woman she was attractive go from flattery to harassment? I don’t know if Mister Bolling was married at the time this went on and if he was; then his wife is the only person that should be offended by his behavior. Did this doctor ever tell any of these people that they were making her uncomfortable and that she wished that they would stop trying to seduce her? Why now? Why are women allowed to flatter men but men are not allowed any longer to flatter women without someone thinking that it is threatening in some way? I guess it’s only scary when Conservatives do it? You would think that an educated Doctor would know how to rebuff a sexual advance without feeling like a crime has been committed. For Pete’s sake; every time a man offers to buy a woman, that he doesn’t already know, a drink; it’s pretty much a sexual advance. If a woman isn’t interested in a man’s attention; use your verbal skills to let him know that. It’s not that hard to do. All she had to say was that she would like to keep their relationship strictly professional and that she was not interested at all in any other kind of relationship. Tell the guy that his advances make her feel uncomfortable in plain English. She is trying to make it seem like she was assaulted by being called Doctor McHottie. Thank God he didn’t call her Doctor McDogface.

    • Barbara Mcguire

      August 6, 2017 at 11:38 am

      My gosh you are so right on!
      Open thy mouth and talk.
      If that’s harassment I’ll take some.

      • billy miller

        August 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

        these women like her is a very sad thing, too bad you’re not allowed to just kick their phony fucking ass`s, that what bitches like her deserve.

    • Terry yates

      August 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Apparently you missed the sexting part or the extorion part. When men are put in position where they believe that there will be no consequences for their actions things like this happen. It is an extreme ego trip for many men. It is also stupidity because they know that it can ruin their careers. On the other hand if women dont put an immediate halt to it. Then you deserve what you get.

      • Charles Burgher

        August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

        Studies have shown that women, in power, act the same way.

    • MG

      August 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      I agree. Also, right now it is a he said she said situation. Does she have proof that Mr. Bolling sent inappropriate sexual photos or is she all of a sudden jumping on the bandwagon? I just read where the apparently mentally ill Ashley Judd is claiming sexual harassment for a compliment. Sick world.

  3. Jim

    August 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Where is the evidence? Its funny how the only station that is under attack is the only one that tells the truth about our President and the corruption of the democratic party. Liberals will be the downfall of our country.

    • mary phillips

      August 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Amen, Jim another attack on Fox News

    • MG

      August 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      You are so right. Where is the evidence? Eric Bolling does not have to prove his innocence, the accuser has to prove what they are saying is true. I think we still believe that you are innocent until proven guilty.

  4. Evans Evans

    August 6, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I’m afraid I do have to admit that I would bang Dr. Hottie’s pussy like a big bass drum!!

    • Ronda

      August 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Well, that certainly isn’t going to help Eric Bolling, and the other fact is you dating skills could use some needed help, women usually don’t care to be called “pussy”, we’re not cats, and your ‘like a big bang drum” might get you a well deserved slap across the face. I bartended for many years and had guys that thought it was fine to give me a slap or pinch on my butt, they never tried it again. I’m not some little woman who is at the mercy of the big bad man, unless of course a gun is involved, then I would scream my head off. She had many options, now she thinks because she’s a contributor on CNN, she will help them with their ratings, or the Murdoch slimy sons made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.

  5. Mike Murray

    August 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    NICE KNOWING YOU FOX, it is time to say Good Night!!

    This is a real conundrum for those of us who truly are The Deplorable Americans and want to learn from a reliable News source what is the Truth and what is simply BS tossed out into the Airways by sick minded, egotistical morons, who wish to see, hear or read their OWN woeful lies and fibs.

    I believe a wise man has dubbed this anomaly, FAKE NEWS !! 🙂

    There is much talking going on in the Background of the Media Industry, that FOX, is itself drifting from Fair and Balanced, to become more to the left, more of Hillary Hugger, “Obalma” Butt-smoocher. In observing the Leftist Moron Minded Schmoos that FOX allows Air Time; the likes of the very disturbing Shepard Smith Juan Williams come quickly to mind as suspects of this, makes many of we Conservatives wonder, “… just Who Is FOX NEWS, anymore?”

    The last year it seems like once per month another once Proud and Conservative Fox thinker has to bow out and leave because of their being accused of or actually doing, really dumb shit things. It definitely seems from these voices which are now becoming louder, Eric Bolling has now flushed his Conservative Moderator, Speaker, Host, Career down the drain as have so many others who served us via FOX NEWS.

    We Conservatives need this rumored, “Replacement CHannel ” for our sinking by the bow and stern once proud and loyal FOX NEWS, now not even a shadow of its once great self. Maybe you all should have brought your own water to work, and NOT drank from the FOX FOUNTAIN?

    So American Conservatives, it is time to say, ” Nice knowing ya FOX, it is past the time to hang up your jersey”.

    Why not just Switch FOX over to a 24-hour Program of old time Cartoons, like Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and so on?

    • mcwsunshine

      August 6, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      I believe that Juan Williams and others like Shephard Smith are very necessary to demonstrate just how ignorant the left is. The spin that Juan Williams puts on the table, just makes the others on the Five, more credible

    • Ronda

      August 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      So, you are judge, jury, and have found Eric Bolling guilty before he’s even blinked. Yes, there is a lot of people trying to get the Fox News Channel cancelled, but it’s not because of Juan Williams, or Shepard Smith. Seems to me they are there to keep it fair and balanced, even though Smith goes over board to point out all the “breaking news”, and gives it with a bit more glee than necessary. Juan Williams has been around the block for many years, he though sometimes will throw a actual nice comment about the President. They seem to be trying to ruin the men, one by one, wonder when we will see where Dana Perino, or Kimberly Guilfoyle will be a target, it’s always brought up as to how they are blondes and wear revealing clothes, no they just dress professionally and most of them are more intelligent than the CNN who look like they just came in out of a rain storm. This woman can have many number of reasons for her suddenly memories of things that are not worth even whining about now. I’m pretty sure she has an agenda behind this. 1. She is a contributing guest on CNN 2. She worked at Fox for a long time. 3. The Murdoch’s want to give reasons to cancel the entire Fox News, so they can run a Science network. 4. They pay well and they may of offered her a offer she can’t refuse. 5. Why is it just fine for Steven Colbert Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Fallon Bill Mahar Saturday Night Live and many others to say the most disgusting things about the President of the United States? I hope this woman is shown to be a total liar and she should not be speaking for other women, but again now she’s opened the gate for how many more to suddenly have sexual harassment memories? I have no respect for any woman who waits years to show up and try to ruin anyone’s careers. I have never heard or seen any inappropriate comments or actions in all the years I have followed Eric Bolling. Why is it none of his collages aren’t speaking up for him, guess they are afraid to be involved in this slimy, disgusting charade. We’ll see how this plays out, if this is bs she should go to jail!

      • MG

        August 10, 2017 at 10:43 pm

        Eric Bolling is innocent until proven guilty. This woman is a far left pundit and apparently is jumping on the bandwagon to destroy Fox News.

  6. Sharon

    August 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Why now? If these incidents occurred years ago. Another witch hunt to eliminate conservative talk show hosts.

  7. Patricia McCullough

    August 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Patti McCullough Sexual harassment HAS existed since beginning of time and will be with us until the end of time. I think these women are WEAK to have to go after the guilty parties with their livelihood rather than standing up to them in terse, firm words at the time it happened. Their political motives decades later is very transparent and quite disgusting. The women do not even realize how very weak they appear because no where do I read about them standing up to them firmly, reporting them after one incident to stop it, with offender getting a warning to knock it off in the workplace. That said, Bolling must have been very, very nervous since Bill’s departure and firing of Aisles holding his breath for this shoe to drop. I feel badly for his wife and son. He is obviously NOT home much anyway spending time with them he has so many shows on Fox. I do NOT think he will be back, in light of the culture at Fox, now run by two Murdoch sons whose wives are lefty progressives, who are probably withholding sex until they fire all the favorite Fox hosts. Unreal. Grow up women offended. You gotta go cry baby to the press rather than take care of yourself, so DO NOT call yourself an equal to men when you are too weak and pathetic to defend yourself and decades later (Megyn Kelly) come out of the closet to ruin people’s lives when politically convenient. Disgusting you are using this BS which is NOTHING new in any workplace, to try to destroy a conservative network and ruin people’s livelihoods. I do NOT condone the behavior, BUT having been seriously sexually harassed in my 20s working in Federal civil service for military officers, I didn’t go crying to their boss’, I told them to knock it off, I wasn’t interested, I was happily married and they DID It never occurred to me to attempt to ruin people’s lives. No one attempted to rape me, NOR did O’Reilly or Bolling attempt to rape you I’m sure, yet you are ruining people’s lives for a very common workplace “sexual harassment.” FOR POLITICAL REASONS and the left is disgusting. You make it sound like the Left does not sexually harass women, (CAN SAY BILL CLINTON, WHO DID RAPE WOMEN, AND ANTHONY WEINER), yet they both STILL continued to be elected and admired and to get rich. They should both be in jail. Grow the F up and STOP your political insanity.

    • Cheryl Smith-Bell

      August 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Amen, and AMEN! You are so right on the money. If this did happen, and she did nothing about it then, I totally Think someone IS paying her to do this now. This BS is only against a strong conservative voice. I call BS on this whinny bitch.

  8. Jon Clay

    August 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Liberal Dimocrats have a very ‘flexible hypocrisy’ that morphs according to their Agenda. Remember Pres ‘Wild Bill’ Clinton & Monica, plus a lot more sexual escapades, that ‘Oh that’s not ‘SEX’, no big deal, nothing going on here, move along! Sex with a subordinate employee in the Oval Office of ‘The People’s House’ is no big deal, move along! Read this woman’s statement & am really upset with Fox that they would suspend a Conservative TV star for something as UNREMARKABLE AS THAT! Liberal’s talk about “A nothing burger”, well if there is such a thing, that is ‘a nothing burger’!Liberal Dimwits, you are showing us your pathetic, desperate side yet again, if ever there was a case of trying to make ‘a mountain out of a molehill’ this is it. To Fox Mngmt, people like Bolling, O’Reilly, Hannity made Fox THE CONSERVATIVE NEWS POWERHOUSE THAT IT IS, WOULD EXPECT YOU TO STAND BY & SUPPORT YOUR EMPLOYEES FROM FRIVILOUS, BASELESS ALLEGATIONS BETTER THAN THIS. Your actions are reasons why Fox is slipping in the ratings, SHAMEFUL!!!

  9. Heather Moore

    August 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Heldman is on someone’s payroll..don’t have to be a genius to figure this out. Where is the evidence. Anyone can say anything about anyone…but to prove it is another story. FAKE NEWS

  10. Randy

    August 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    WGM in Chicago is becoming the Newest conservative news channel. So when are they going to start attacking those people. So if I tell a women she is beautifully intelligent is concidered a sexual advance.

    • B

      August 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Nope, today that would be sexual harassment for many of these women.

      Even a man opening a door for some women get them riled up–“I can OPEN A DOOR MYSELF” okay, fine they can let it slam in your face next time. They don’t know how to take compliments or a gesture of holding a door (I’ve never known a man who assumed I couldn’t open a door by myself), and then they wonder where all the good men have gone.

  11. Diane

    August 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I bet this is a setup by those Mudoch brothers! Wonder how much digging they did to get these women and pay them?
    It has gotten so ridiculous that if a man compliments a woman in even an innocent way for example like the new haircut it’s harassment! This woman probably flirted and was rejected now sees opportunity for Money! Support Eric 100%!

    • Ronda

      August 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I totally agree with you Diane. Between the Murdoch son’s and CNN always using Fox News to try and get their ratings higher and the liberals like Hillary and Obama who whined about how Fox treated them so unfairly! They took a poll after the election to see how it was covered by all the media networks, most showed 97% negative coverage by all of them toward then candidate Donald Trump, Fox News was the only one with a 53 positive, 47 negative coverage….and it is still that way with the coverage of President Trump. Time to take down these ridiculous woman and show them for what they are, I think they should investigate them, take a look in to their lives and see how they like to be ridiculed and slandered, and have their lives torn apart, they truly make me sick to my stomach, ashamed to think how they make other women look!

  12. Beulah

    August 7, 2017 at 4:59 am

    I don’t believe this. Why is she just now saying these things. If this was true I would have been screaming the minute it happened. The left just wants to shut down Fox.

  13. Maria

    August 7, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Wow, I think she must have gotten a thrill out of all the sexual advances she seemed to have been getting at the time. She talks about one man, then another & then another. Really, she must have been doing something to provoke this type of behavior from them. I’m sure that they were not all after her as she seems to claim. Give us a break. They couldn’t have all just worked for Fox news. I wonder how many other men out there she could claim sexually harassed her that didn’t work for Fox News. Hmmm, maybe Eric should investigate her past to see if other men out there have been victim to her sad story of poor little me.

  14. Delia

    August 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Any woman, who receives a picture of someone’s privates and, keeps quiet for a number of years. Should keep their mouths shot. All these woman that are so offended couldn’t be all about the men at Fox. Notice all the men in question are FOR President Trump. I am sure they are not all innocent but, you mean to tell me men in other TV stations are all without sin? They tried it with Hannity, but he stopped them quick. This is getting to be a mess, the democRATS! Liberals, leftist and snowflakes, don’t know what else to do to bring President Trump or his backers down. Soros, is certainly spending a lot of money to make sure the LADIES get revenge on these men.

  15. Barbara

    August 9, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    What a joke. These so called women that are so weak they let everything go (if it is true) until it benefits their agenda. I guess these girls think everything men say is a sexual attack. I myself had so many incidents in the workplace that made me angry but was strong enough to make a joke of it and found that this worked for me and I would control what was going on,not the jerk who tried to make an issue. Woman that find it fun to flirt and make suggestive moves, are attacked because they egg it on. This woman and all the rest coming out to defend her need a lesson on how to be a better person, and realize men will be men but she has the power to control what happens. I do not believe that Eric Bolling did any of this. If he did, he was just being a man and any woman that thinking that she is a victim, has a problem with self esteem. There has to be someone making these stupid women come out of the woodwork to try to destroy a life to make herself important and rich. Why is it that anyone working for cnn, msnbc or all the liberal channels are not the big bad wolves. Is it that they are so unmanly that the women feel safe? Or is it that Fox has too many fine men that May have said something that made this sweet innocent woman tremble so hard that she never complained until edged on by someone that really could be using her for what she is worth. Wise up woman, you are not the only woman that may have been harassed or whatever. You are just a woman, so into yourself, you have no respect for this man because you could not take a stand for yourself. I would never been in any man’s hotel room alone. I could control my own life. You are a wimp in women’s clothing. Shane on you, you are a fraud.

  16. Anna Salerno

    August 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Prove it doc!!

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