Ali's report last Friday alleged that Bolling had sent unwanted lewd photos to several female co-workers at both Fox News and Fox Business several years ago, prompting Fox to suspend Bolling while it investigates the claims.
Just received a summons. Eric Bolling is suing me for defamation - $50 million in damages. I stand by my reporting + will protect my sources— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 9, 2017
Yashar Ali is a careful and meticulous reporter. We stand by his reporting.— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) August 9, 2017
Yashar Ali is a paid freelancer under contract with HuffPost. We have no hesitation about standing by him financially in this case.— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) August 9, 2017
I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks! THANK YOU FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) August 9, 2017