Teenage son of former Fox News host, Eric Bolling, dies hours after his father is fired amid sexual harassment claims

Exact details surrounding the death of Eric Chase, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, have not been revealed 

Monday 11 September 2017 10:55
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Fox News television personality Eric Bolling arrives at Trump Tower in November 2016
Fox News television personality Eric Bolling arrives at Trump Tower in November 2016

The teenage son of former Fox News host, Eric Bolling, has died hours after his father was fired amid sexual harassment claims.

Eric Chase, 19, an only child and a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, died on 8 September, with the exact details surrounding the death still unclear.

Mr Bolling confirmed the news on Twitter and said he and his wife, Adrienne, were both broken by what had happened.

“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated,” Mr Bolling said.

He did however confirm that authorities had told him there were no signs of self-harm.

Mr Bolling, a prominent Donald Trump supporter, has been accused of sending unsolicited texts with explicit images to colleagues. He has denied the allegations through his lawyer.

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His show, The Specialists, has been cancelled by Fox News following the claims.

The allegations, which were published in the Huffington Post, apparently came from 14 sources who have requested anonymity.

There are claims that Mr Bolling sent the messages and images to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and another at Fox News.

Mr Bolling’s lawyer, Michael Bowe, denied the claim and said his client would cooperate with the investigation.

“The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair,” Mr Bowe said.

"We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible."

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