After Bill O'Reilly claimed that allegations of sexual assault caused the death of Eric Bolling's son, the former Fox News host scolded O'Reilly. In a statement, Bolling scolded O'Reilly, writing, “I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in the tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling.”
O'Reilly was interviewed by the New York Times' Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt for a podcast called The Daily and was furious throughout after The New York Times reported, Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment suit by Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl shortly before Fox News renewed his contract.
During the podcast, O'Reilly said any actions he took were to protect his children and then he brought up the recently deceased son of Eric Bolling to justify his rage at the Times.
O'Reilly growled, “I urge you to think about what you put in your newspaper. Eric Bolling’s son is dead. He’s dead because of allegations made — in my opinion and I know this to be true — against Mr. Bolling.”
O'Reilly is saying unequivocally that the allegations of sexual assault against his father killed Eric Chase Bolling.
Eric was furious with Bill.
Emily Steele tweeted out Bolling's statement.
“I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in the tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling. Just as Bill O’Reilly had wanted to shield his children from the allegations against him, I hope he will honor my request and avoid any future mentions of my son. My parting from Fox News was in no way connected to the tragic news of my son’s passing.”
Bill O'Reilly later apologized for using Eric's son in such a callous and horrible manner. As with the president, O'Reilly lied and said he knew it to be true. It was not.
First we have Trump using Gen. John Kelly's son's death to justify his disgusting behavior and now Bill O'Reilly using a former colleague's son's tragic death. There is no bottom to this pit, apparently.