The teenage son of a former Fox News host has been found dead the same day his dad was fired over sexual harassment allegations.
Eric Bolling, a prominent Trump supporter, has been accused of sending unsolicited sexts to colleagues.
Fox News confirmed on Saturday it was cancelling his show ‘The Specialists’.
And just hours later it emerged his 19-year-old son Eric Chase Bolling had been found dead.
The TV host’s only son with wife Adrienne was studying economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to his Facebook profile.
It remains unclear how he died.
His father tweeted: “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”
Responding to claims on social media that his son had taken his own life, Bolling later added: “Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point.
“Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.”
Bolling was accused of sending lewd text messages to at least three women working at Fox, sources told the Huffington Post.
It is the third high-profile sexually harassment case to rock the cable news outlet.
Bolling’s lawyer called the claims “untrue and terribly unfair.”
Bolling is a prominent supporter of President Trump.
In his final show before he was fired he said: “Bottom line, Trump has fixed most of the Obama failures and I call that a success first six months.”
Fox News parted ways with star host Bill O’Reilly in April following allegations of sexual harassment, and former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes was forced to resign last year after being accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women, including former anchor Gretchen Carlson.
Both men denied wrongdoing.
The Huffington Post said their report was based on allegations from 14 sources who requested anonymity.
They claim that several years ago, Bolling sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia by text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and another one at Fox News.
The messages were sent on several occasions, the Huffington Post said.
Bolling’s attorney, Michael Bowe, said in an email to Reuters that “the anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair.
He added: “We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible.”
Previously, Bowe said in a statement to the Huffington Post that Bolling did not recall sending any inappropriate messages and would “vigorously pursue his legal remedies” to combat any false or defamatory accusations.
Fox News, with a conservative bent associated with Republican Party politics, has led most ratings for US cable news for years but has been unsettled by reports that it has been a hostile workplace for women.
Ailes was credited with building Fox News into a politically influential channel.
Fox News parted ways with O’Reilly, the face of the channel, after advertisers began to flee his show.
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox, wrote at the time that the company was committed to “fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect.”
A crazed thief burst into a branch of McDonald’s brandishing a knife in one hand and his penis in the other.
Edward James Wright was arrested by police after the bizarre incident at 6.30am on August 28.
A court heart McDonald’s staff were forced to hurriedly lock the doors after the 28-year-old smashed the front door of the restaurant, he then assaulted the manager as he came to work.
A court heard he had already tried to rob a man at knife point in a nearby garage forecourt during the early morning of that day.
He appeared at Truro Crown Court and pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, possessing a knife, assault, criminal damage and exposure.
Prosecutor Jason Beal said staff at the petrol station on Penwinnick Road in St Austell were first alerted when they were approached by a woman who had been crying. She was followed by Wright who was acting in a menacing and abusive manner.
He said Wright pulled a knife from his coat pocket and the staff retreated, locking themselves in the garage shop, the Birmingham Mail reports.
Mr Beal said a customer then walked across the forecourt and was approached by Wright who demanded he hand over his wallet, mobile phone and car keys. The customer ran away to the nearby McDonald’s and told staff to lock the doors.
“The defendant approached and began banging his knife against the window,” Mr Beal added. “He appeared to damage his knife and, in response to that, the defendant then took his penis out of his trousers and began waving that around to the people who were inside.”
He said Wright smashed the front door window and then assaulted the restaurant manager, Mr Milner, who had just arrived at work.
The court heard Wright had been convicted in 2007 of possessing a knife.
Paul Gallagher, mitigating, said Wright was originally from Birmingham but had recently come to Cornwall and found himself homeless.
He said he had been living in a tent in woods near the petrol station. He said Wright had not taken his medication for bipolar disorder and also admitted to drinking three bottles of cider and smoking cannabis the night before.
“He has very little recollection of what did happen but he has no wish to dispute what the witnesses say,” he said.
“Mr Wright does accept that everybody who was there and saw him had the potential to be terrified by what was going on. He says he is very sorry for the fear and upset he caused on that day.”
Speaking to Wright, Judge Robert Linford said: “You were threatening and menacing and completely out of control. You threatened someone by making demands of their keys and wallet and the person concerned flees.
“You, it seems, head off to McDonald’s nearby. You try to get in and smash the door. You wave your genitals around because you are drunk and stupid. On top of all that, you threaten Mr Milner who happens to be just minding his own business.”
He added: “I accept the very difficult circumstances you were living in. That was not your fault that you were homeless.
“It’s to your credit that you’ve expressed remorse and accepted your behaviour was threatening but the fact remains that you were under the influence of a cocktail of alcohol and drugs.”
For robbery, Wright was sentenced to 32 months in prison. For possessing the knife, he was sentenced to 8 months in prison and for assault to two months in prison, each to run concurrently.
There was no separate penalty for the criminal damage or exposure charges. Wright was jailed for a total of 32 months.
Professor Green sent a message of support to the survivors of the Manchester bombing last night as he played his first London gig in three years in aid of the Transform Trauma Appeal.
The rapper performed an intimate gig at The Village Underground in Shoreditch in support of the campaign which hopes to raise £1million to fund research into trauma.
His gig took place on the same night the Manchester Arena reopened for the first time since the terror attack that claimed 22 lives earlier this year.
Pledging his support to the survivors of the attack, which targeted young fans at an Ariana Grande concert, the 33-year-old rapper said: “For those survivors to go back to the place where that terrible attrocity happened shows their strength, it shows the spirit of Manchester and of Great Britain.”
He added that he felt an affinity with Manchester and the trauma survivors having survived two brushes with death himself.
He said: “Transform Trauma is really important and I owe my life to the trauma teams who saved me.
“I am always grateful and I have used my experiences for inspiration for my music.”
Professor Green, real name Stephen Manderson, became the face of the appeal after twice surviving trauma.
The 33-year-old’s life was saved by medics at The Royal London hospital when he was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle in an East London club eight years ago.
Four years to the day later, his leg was crushed between two cars outside his London home.
At the gig alongside Professor Green were fellow appeal ambassadors including Alton Towers survivor Vicky Balch who lost her leg in the 2015 Smiler ride accident and London Bridge survivor Richard Livett.
The Transform Trauma Appeal needs to raise £1million to save the many lives shattered by trauma every day in the UK.
Trauma is one of the biggest causes of death and disability in the UK, killing 50 people a day, yet less than 1% of medical research funding is spent in this area.
It claims 17,000 lives each year and more money is desperately needed to stop people dying needlessly from trauma such as accidents and violent attacks suffered by the rapper.
The lives of victims of falls, fires, car crashes, suicide attempts and a host of other traumas will be greatly improved by the much-needed funds.