Former “Fox News’ host Eric Bolling is fuming mad at his former Fox colleague, Bill O”Reilly. Eric Bolling was fired from his host job at Fox News in August, over allegations that he sexually harassed some of his female coworkers. His 19 year old son Eric Bolling, Jr. committed suicide days after his father was fired. O’Reilly gave an interview to ‘The New York Times’ in it he said that Bolling’s son would still be alive if not for his father’s behavior.
Bolling Sr. fought back and released a statement “I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in this tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. Just as Bill O’Reilly wanted to shield his children from the allegations against him, I hope he will honor my request and avoid any mentions of my son. My parting from Fox News was in no way connected to the passing of my son.”He went on to say that his son’s death was not related to any type of behavior of his. He said unlike others that have departed Fox recently, his separation was amicable.
Shortly after Bolling’s son died, the coroner stated the death was related to Bolling,jr being distraught over his father’s falling out with Fox. Toxicology tests have been performed on Eric,jr, but the results have not yet been announced. Sources within the Boulder Police Department stated that Bolling Jr. died of a drug overdose, only hours after his father’s Fox Termination was announced. Close friends of Bolling’s son, have told authorities, that Eric was very ashamed by the revelations of his father’s antics. He found it hard to deal with on a daily basis, Bolling was a 19 year old sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder.